Monday, August 22, 2016

Suicide Bomber Kills Three In Cameroon's Busy Market

A suicide bomber on a motorbike has killed three people and wounded 24 on Sunday at a market in North Cameroon, where Islamist Boko Haram is waging an insurgency for a breakaway Islamic State across four countries.

A senior military official said 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 bike. Another security source said authorities were convinced this was the work of Boko Haram.

"Sunday is a big market day," Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma said, confirming the details and death toll in the Mora attack. "There were also six people seriously wounded who were transported out by helicopter to Maroua."