2 Boko Haram bombers kill 3 Nigerian refugees

2 Boko Haram bombers kill 3 Nigerian refugees

Monday, November 9, 2015 6:35 pm

File: Bomb scene in Fotokol Cameroon

File: Bomb scene in Fotokol Cameroon

Two female suicide bombers, suspected of belonging to Islamist militant group Boko Haram, killed three Nigerians in a truck full of refugees in a town in Cameroon’s Far North region, a local government source said.

Military sources had said earlier that they suspected the bombers’ target was a nearby mosque in Fotokol.

The first bomb went off during a security check and it was unclear if the second bomber had detonated her bomb or whether she had been killed first by Cameroonian forces.

The source told Xinhua by phone that two girls blew themselves up around 13:00 local time near a mosque in Fotokol, where a similar attack took place on July 12, leaving at least 14 people killed.

The source said the five people who were killed include two suicide bombers and three civilians.

The bomb blasts on Monday bring the number of suicide bomb blasts in Cameroon to nearly 20 in the last four months


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