YAOUNDÃ?, Cameroon â?? Four civilians were killed in northern Cameroon on Saturday in a suicide bomb assault by militants suspected of belonging Boko Haram. Three female attackers and one particular man blew themselves up in the attack, safety officials stated.
The attack on the village of Nigue was the newest of many Boko Haram has mounted in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria this year. The attacks are turning the border region close to Lake Chad into a war zone, the United Nations refugee agency said last month.
â??The initial kamikaze detonated his bomb in the property of the classic chief of Leymarie,â? stated a senior Cameroonian military official who declined to be identified. â??Five men and women died, like the bomber.â?
â??Several minutes later, 3 female bombers exploded their bombs close to the initial site but they didnâ??t kill anyone else simply because they acted too swiftly,â? the official mentioned, adding that about a dozen individuals were also wounded.
Boko Haram has waged a six-year campaign for an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria. Neighboring countries joined an offensive against the group this year and the conflict spilled across their borders.
Boko Haram utilized Cameroonâ??s Far North to stockpile supplies and recruits until the government cracked down final year.