YAOUND – Two people have been killed when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in far Northern Cameroon on Monday. This is a region that has been shaken by attacks blamed on Nigeria’s Boko Haran jihadists, said sources.
“A suicide bomber blew himself up in the morning in a mosque in Kerawa,” which is on the border with Nigeria, a regional security official reached by AFP said.
The source said: “Two civilians and the bomber were killed,” confirming an account by an eyewitness, who said the event took place shortly after morning prayers, when the mosque was relatively empty.
The insurgency of Boko Haram, that begun in 2009, has progressively spread from Nigeria to Cameroon, Niger and Chad. Overall, this has left at least 20 000 people dead and more than 2.6 million others homeless.
The death toll in Cameroon is reported to be around 2 000 while about 170 000 have been displace. That is according to the Brussels based research organisation the International Crisis Group (ICG).
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