At least 29 people were wounded on Wednesday when a women bomber blew herself up in a border town in Cameroon’s Far North, a region frequently hit by Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said.
But a second bomber was shot dead by troops deployed in the town before she could detonate her explosives, the source said.
A suicide bomber blew herself up this morning in Amchide” on the Nigerian border, a regional security source said, speaking on condition of anonymity and giving a toll of 29 wounded.
The attack occurred on market day when the town was filling up with early-morning shoppers, a local civil defence group official said.
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There were many people hurt, I saw about 20,” he said. “After the attack, the market emptied.”
A once-bustling trade hub, in 2014 Amchide was thrust into the forefront of a major battle between Cameroonian troops and Boko Haram militants who held the nearby Nigerian town of Banki for several months.
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