Double suicide blast in Cameroon kills at least 3
People gathered at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a car park of the College of Administrative and Business Studies in Potiskum Nigeria Friday, May 8, 2015. Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked a business school in northeast Nigeria on Friday with gunfire and two bomb blasts. A suicide bomber died when he blew himself up prematurely in the car park of the College of Administrative and Business Studies in Potiskum, according to a security officer and a hospital worker. (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu)
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YAOUNDE: Suspected Boko Haram militants detonated two suicide bombs in north Cameroon overnight, killing at least three people, an official and security sources said on Wednesday.

Suicide bombings, often carried out by young women recruited by the Islamist militant group in neighbouring Nigeria, are becoming almost daily occurrences in Cameroon’s Far North region.

“There was a double suicide attack last night in Waza in the far north of Cameroon with a toll of six dead, including the three kamikazes (attackers),” said Michel Oumarou, deputy prefect for the town of Waza.

Two security sources also confirmed the attack, with one of them pegging the death toll higher at six civilians. A third suicide bomber was killed by security forces before she was able to detonate her bomb, one of the sources added.

Cameroon is a target for attacks since it is part of an 8,700-strong regional task force aimed at defeating Boko Haram with troops from Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Benin. Joint operations have stalled, however, and national armies appear to be fighting Boko Haram independently.

 

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