Yaound - Four worshippers were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in
northern Cameroon on Monday, a security source said, five days after a
similar attack left 12 people dead.
Monday's blast hit the village
of Nguetchewe in Cameroon's Far North region, in an area near the
border with Nigeria regularly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists.
"The toll of this attack is four dead and two injured," the source, who was at the scene of the attack, told AFP.
source close to regional authorities confirmed that a deadly attack had
taken place in Nguetchewe, but was unable to provide details.
The security source said the attack took place around 6:00 am (0500 GMT) just as morning prayers were ending.
suicide bomber, a young boy, arrived in the village by foot," the
source said, adding that a witness had noticed his behaviour seemed
suspicious and had tried to intercept him.
"The bomber ran towards the mosque, where he set off the explosives he was carrying with him."
Cameroonian troops are at the scene of the attack, the source said.
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is the second deadly blast to hit the Far North in less than a week,
following a bombing at a mosque in Kolofata district during morning
prayers last Wednesday.
In November 2013, French priest Georges
Vandenbeusch was kidnapped from Nguetchewe, with the Boko Haram Islamist
group claiming responsibility. He was freed after around 50 days in
Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said
Friday that nearly 1,200 people have been killed in the Far North since
2013, when Boko Haram began attacking Cameroonian territory bordering
its northeast Nigerian stronghold.
Cameroon boosted its military
presence along the Nigerian border in 2013, under increasing pressure
from the jihadists on the other side of the border.
"The toll of this attack is four dead and two injured," the source, who was at the scene of the attack, told AFP on condition of anonymity.