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3 KILLED, 6 INJURED AS SUICIDE BOMBER ON BIKE HIT MARKET IN CAMEROON




A senior military official told Reuters news agency that the bomber was also killed in the attack in Mora, in Cameroon’s Far North province.
He said that it was possible one of the three victims was also on the motorbike. Another security source said authorities were convinced that the attack was the work of Boko Haram, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and wants to create an Islamic state in a region spanning four countries.
A regional offensive against Boko Haram led by Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger – the four countries most affected by the armed group – has chased fighters out of towns in the Lake Chad region.
In response, Boko Haram has launched a guerrilla campaign mostly targeting the civilian population.
“Sunday is a big market day,” Cameroon’s Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma said, confirming the death toll in the Mora attack.
“There were also six people seriously wounded who were transported out by helicopter to Maroua.”
He said that “the situation is currently under control”.

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