Douala - Four suicide bombers killed about 25 people in a village in
Cameroon's Far North region on Monday, a local official said, the most
deadly in a string of recent attacks in an area beset by violence
connected to militant group Boko Haram.
Two bombers struck the Bodo central market while others hit the town's main entrance and exit points, the official said.
"There was a quadruple suicide bombing in the village of Bodo
this morning. There are around 25 deaths and several wounded," he said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Cameroonian troops form part of an 8 700-strong regional force
created to defeat Boko Haram, which has waged a six-year campaign to
carve out a separate state in northeastern Nigeria.
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Boko Haram has stepped up attacks outside Nigeria over the past
year, including in Cameroon, Chad and Niger, threatening regional
Monday's bombing was not the first time the town of Bodo has
been targeted. At the end of December, two female suicide bombers blew
themselves up at the town's entrance.
Officials said at the time that the bombers were trying to
access the market but were stopped by local residents. No others were
injured in that bombing.
On January 13, a suicide bomber killed 12 people and wounded at
least one other in an attack on a mosque in Kouyape in northern
Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria have all contributed troops
to a regional offensive devoted to driving back Boko Haram, and the
United States has contributed military supplies and troops for