Suicide attack in Cameroon kills 10

Cameroon military on the lookout for Boko Haram militants in the Far North Kolofata community, along the border with Nigeria. Cameroon military on the lookout for Boko Haram militants in the Far North Kolofata community, along the border with Nigeria. © Monde Kingsley Nfor/IRIN

30 June 2016
A Boko Haram suicide bomber carried out an attack in northern Cameroon killing 10 people and wounding dozens more.

Condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Cameroon’s Far North Region, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for international partners to provide support to the countries threatened by Boko Haram. Two suicide bombings carried out by Islamic extremists belonging to Boko Haram in northern Cameroon have killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens according to Cameroonian authorities. The attacks late Wednesday hit a video club and a mosque near Cameroon’s border with Nigeria leaving at least 50 people wounded according to Midjiyawa Bakary, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region.

Boko Haram has killed at least 480 civilians in Cameroon since the extremist group significantly increased attacks there starting in July 2015. One of Wednesday’s two suicide bombings was carried out by a young boy in the town of Limani, killing at least 11 people according to Amnesty International. The Nigeria-based Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group last year. Since then, its members have stepped up attacks in Cameroon and other neighboring countries that have been helping Nigeria’s military to try to defeat the extremists.

In the statement, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep condolences to the families of the deceased as well as to the Government and people of Cameroon, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

 

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http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54375#.V4dvLq6kThN
http://www.africanews.com/2016/06/30/ten-killed-in-a-suicide-attack-in-cameroon-s-far-north/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/at-least-15-killed-in-suicide-bomb-attacks-in-north-cameroon/2016/06/30/08a221ea-3eaf-11e6-9e16-4cf01a41decb_story.html

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