Deadly suicide attack rocks northern Cameroon
Suspected Boko Haram bombing kills at least 10 people and wounds dozens near Nigerian border, security sources say.
At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide attack near the Nigerian border in Cameroon’s Far North region, security sources have said.
Dozens more were wounded in Saturday’s bombing in the village of Nigue, a suburb of Fotokol town, in an attack carried out by suspected members of Nigeria’s armed group, Boko Haram.
“The initial figures speak of 10 dead including the suicide bombers and around a dozen wounded,” a senior Cameroonian army commander told the Reuters news agency.
Local online publication L’Oeil du Sahel said that at least four suicide bombers were involved in the attack. The newspaper gave a different death toll, saying nine people, including five civilians, died in the incident.