Deadly suicide attack in north Cameroon

Eight deaths at the site, including the suicide bomber were registered by regional security forces

Deadly suicide attack in north Cameroon

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least seven civilians were killed Friday in a suicide attack in Kolofata, northern Cameroon, a region where Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are highly active, local officials said.

"We've registered eight deaths at the site, including the suicide bomber," a regional security source said without saying if the attack on a food stall was carried out by a man or a woman.

A source close to regional authorities also confirmed the attack and put the toll at eight dead, including the attacker.

It was the second time that Kolofata, which is regularly targeted in attacks blamed on Boko Haram, has been hit by a suicide attacker. At least seven were killed there in a double suicide attack on September 13.

The town is located near Kerawa, another Cameroonian town which lies on the Nigerian border where up to 40 people lost their lives on September 3 in one of the deadliest attacks on Cameroonian territory.

Cameroon, Chad and Niger have formed a military alliance with Nigeria and Benin to battle the extremists, who this year declared allegiance to the ISIL armed group.

The extremists' grip on the region has suffered as a result of offensives launched by local armies. 

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