14 killed, 30 injured in Cameroon bomb attack

July 13, 2017 3:28 pm

Security forces transport with a blanket the remains of some of the 11 victims of a double blast in the northern Cameroonian city of Maroua, July 22, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

Two bombers blew themselves up in northeastern , killing 14 people and injuring 30 in an attack likely staged by Boko Haram terrorists, security sources said Thursday.
The bombings, which took place on Wednesday evening in Waza near the Nigerian border, targeted a busy area in the market town, the sources said.
The bombers struck an area with “restaurants, telephone cabins and kiosks,” a local official said.
“The town has been sealed off. Nobody can enter and nobody can leave,” the source said, adding that some of the wounded were in “quite serious” conditions.
Though Boko Haram was born in Nigeria, the Daesh-affiliated group has carried out frequent attacks in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger, prompting the formation of a regional force to fight back.

This file photo, taken on October 12, 2016, shows people gathering at the site of a car blast in Maiduguri, in Nigeria, where eight people were killed and dozen injured. (Photo by AFP)

Cameroon’s Far North region, which borders Nigeria, has seen a resurgence in attacks blamed on Boko Haram after months of relative calm.
Six civilians were killed in mid-June in a double suicide attack in Kolofata, and two others died in Limani at the start of last month when a female bomber blew herself up near the town’s public school.
Some 200,000 Cameroonians from the Far North region have fled their homes in fear of the violence.
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