Suicide bombing in Cameroon kills 10
Ten people were killed on Thursday in a suicide bomb attack in Cameroon, Xinhua news agency reported. The suicide bombing was carried out by a Boko Haram jihadist in northern Cameroon, a security source said Thursday.
“A suicide attacker from Boko Haram blew himself up during the night in Djakana”, a town near the Nigerian border, killing 10 people, reported The Peninsula.
“Seven people were killed immediately, including the bomber. Four others later succumbed to their wounds”, the security source said.
“Others who were wounded are in hospital. We fear the number of victims could rise.”
Most of the victims were members of a local group entrusted with hunting down Boko Haram fighters.
“They were gathered in a video room when the attacker entered and triggered his explosives,” the security source said.
Boko Haram’s seven-year insurgency has left at least 20,000 people dead in Nigeria and border areas of neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, and made more than 2.6 million homeless.
Some 2,000 Chadian soldiers are up to counter an attack against the group in the region, as part of a fight back by the four countries targeted by the group.