Two suicide bombs kill at least five in Cameroon

More than five people killed in two suicide bomb attacks in town of Dabanga in Far North Region of Cameroon

Photo by: TRT WORLD
Photo by: TRT WORLD

Twin suicide bomb attacks have killed at least five people in Cameroon's Far North Region on Saturday, a military source said.  

In the first attack, a female suicide bomber blew herself up in the village of Dabanga on Saturday at 5-6pm, killing three residents and injuring many others.   

Shortly after the first attack, another suicide bomb went off in the same town and killed two people and injured a soldier seriously.

"The provisional toll is seven dead, including the two suicide bombers, as well as two soldiers injured," a senior government source told on condition of anonymity.

According to a security source, the casualties included a woman along with her children.

Cameroonian Army is part of the coalition which clash against the Boko Haram with about 8,700 troops, along with Niger and Nigeria who are also involved in the effort to restore security in the region.

The World’s deadliest terrorist organization, Boko Haram killed 6,644 people in 453 different incidents and displaced millions last year in its bid to create a caliphate in Northern Nigeria, according to the Global Terrorism Index which was published by Institute of Economics and Peace in 2015.

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