Boko Haram suicide bombers kill nearly 30 in Cameroon

Three Boko Haram Islamists blew themselves up Monday in northern Cameroon, killing at least 25 people and themselves, officials said.

Two of the explosions in the village of Bodo occurred at a market and the third on a bridge near a military camp, senior official Albert Mekondane Obounou said.

More than 60 people were reported to have been injured.

A security official who did not want to be identified said the terrorists who targeted the market carried the explosives in vegetable bags.

In late December, two female suicide bombers blew themselves up when residents prevented them from entering the same market.

Cameroon has become a major target for Nigeria-based Boko Haram. The group has killed nearly 1,200 people in Cameroon since 2013, according to the government.

Last update: Mon, 25/01/2016 - 16:12
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