Northern Cameroon Twin Suicide Bombings Kill 13 People

Attacks by two female suicide bombers left 13 people dead in the capital of a northern region of Cameroon, said Secretary-General of the Presidency Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh.

At least 32 people were injured in the twin attacks, including one that took place at a central market and another in the Bamare neighborhood of the city of Maroua, Ngoh said in a statement on Wednesday.

Cameroon has been the target of attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants and it contributes troops to a regional force trying to eradicate the group, whose home base is in northeastern Nigeria.

Earlier this month, suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed at least 16 people in Cameroon’s northern town of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria.

The attacks on Wednesday took place in Far North, one of three regions where Cameroon has banned the use of full-face Islamic garments that could be used to hide weapons in a bid to prevent further attacks.

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