Suicide bomb attack in Cameroon kills 10

A suicide bomb attack in Cameroon\'s Far North Region left 10 people killed, military officials said on Thursday.

Published: 30th June 2016 11:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2016 11:55 PM   |  A+A-


YAOUNDE: A suicide bomb attack in Cameroon's Far North Region left 10 people killed, military officials said on Thursday.

But one local source told Xinhua news agency on Thursday that people saw dozens of bodies at the site and many injured were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

According to military sources, the attack took place in Djamkana, a town in the far north region neighbouring Nigeria, on Wednesday night.

The military sources said one woman rushed to a crowd in a square of the town after the break of the fast during the time of Ramadan and blew herself up.

Djamkana is a populated town where most people are Muslims.

The military sources estimated on Wednesday night that 28 people were killed and several others injured.

But army officials in the region told Xinhua on Thursday that the casualties were lower with 10 people killed, who were members of Vigilance Committee tasked to fight the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram.

No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack, but security forces blamed Boko Haram.

Since July last year, over 100 people, mostly civilians, have lost their lives in similar attacks. The last attack happened in February this year.

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