Yaounde (dpa) – Twin suicide bombers on Sunday killed at least nine
people and injured more than 20 in northern Cameroon, the army said.
The blasts went off in the town of Fotokol, which lies on the border
with Nigeria and is near the Nigerian town of Gambarou, a stronghold
of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram.
The death toll was likely to rise because “at least 12 of the wounded
are in very critical condition,” regional Governor Mijiyawa Bakary
The bombings came a day after soldiers killed eight Boko Haram
insurgents who attacked a military post in the town of Balgaram,
which is also located close to the Nigerian border, army spokesman
Didier Badjeck said.
Boko Haram, which seeks to establish a state with its very strict
interpretation of Islamic law, has killed more than 14,000 people
The group regularly infiltrates Cameroon, Niger and Chad from
Nigeria. Ten suicide bombings in northern Cameroon have killed about
100 people since July.