2 killed in suicide attack in northern Cameroon

Boko Haram has killed more than 2,000 people in Cameroon, according to government

2 killed in suicide attack in northern Cameroon

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two suicide bombers were killed and two others injured in an attack that "carried the trademark of Boko Haram," officials sources said on Thursday.   

 The incident took place in the northern town of Amchide near the Nigerian border. 

 "Two young suicide bombers walked into the village of Wouro Dole in Amchide late [Wednesday] afternoon. They both died when they detonated their explosives and injured two civilians," said Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region.  

 "Their mode of operation is similar to that of Boko Haram," Bakari added.

 According to Bakari, the first suicide bomber who was about 11 years old managed to detonate his explosives which killed him and injured two civilians, while the second one tried to run away. He later blew himself up as he was being chased by locals.

Amchide is a large commercial crossroads frequented by Cameroonians, Chadians and Nigerians.     

Cameroon's Far North has been severely affected by attacks, raids and kidnappings perpetrated by Boko Haram.    

The Nigerian terror group has killed more than 2,000 people in Cameroon so far, according to government officials. 

Cameroon is part of a joint task force created by Lake Chad Basin countries -- Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin -- aimed at eradicating the Nigerian militant group.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Şubat 2017, 14:33