Monday, August 22, 2016

At Least 4 Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack in Cameroon

At least four people were killed and several others injured in a suicide bomb attack Sunday morning in Mora, a town of the Far North Region of Cameroon near the border with Nigeria, security sources told China’s Xinhua News Agency by phone.

The attack was committed by an unidentified man who ran into a group of people at the entrance of a local market and detonated the bomb fastened on his belt, the sources said.

The sources said, “on site at least four people including the bomber himself were killed and several others injured.”


Sunday is a regular market day in Mora, a base of the multinational joint force created in 2015 by Lake Chad Basin Commission to fight against Boko Haram.

Cameroonian security forces suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram was behind it. The Boko Haram has made Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad and Niger their targets with the purpose to create a caliphate.

Since July 2015, more than 100 people were killed in the Far North Region in such attacks.

Cameroon strengthened its surveillance in the Far North Region in order to stop this terrorist threat.

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