Suspected Boko Haram bombers kill eight in Cameroon
Yaoundé: Eight civilians were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, the government said.
The suicide bombers were “two young boys” carrying explosives which they “immediately activated” in Amchide village near the Nigerian border, Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo said in a statement.
As well as the two boys and the eight killed, 14 people were injured, 10 seriously.
“Two Boko Haram bombers blew themselves up at around 8:00 pm” in the attack, a policeman said, while a local official said a village chief and two teenagers were among the dead.
The attack took place as the villagers were returning home through a zone that the authorities have said is dangerous after 6:00 pm, the official said.
Amchide is a small trading village in Cameroon’s Far North province, a tongue of land that lies between Chad to the east and Nigeria to the west. – AFP