19 killed in twin suicide attacks in Cameroon

Yaounde, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured in twin suicide attacks on Friday at a market in Cameroon’s Far North region bordering Nigeria, security sources said.

Explosive devices carried by two militants exploded in the market, killing 10 people and injuring several others, Xinhua quoted the sources as saying.

Some of the injured succumbed to their injuries in hospital, bringing the toll to 19, including the two suicide bombers.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Cameroon’s intelligence services pointed at Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group operating in Cameroon’s Far North region.

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