Boko Haram attack on Cameroon 3 dead

Monday, 22 August, 2016 - 11:30

Three people were killed and two dozen others injured in a bombing carried out by a suspected member of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Cameroon’s volatile Northern region, security officials said.

The attack was carried out in Mora, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near the Nigerian border on Sunday, when a young man, suspected to be from Nigeria and riding a motorbike, detonated his explosives on a bridge near a crowded market, Business Standard reported.

According to the governor of the region, Midjiyawa Bakari, the victims included a teacher, a high school student and a person from a neighboring town. He went on to say that five of the wounded were in a “serious condition.”

No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, but Boko Haram, which is based in Nigeria, has carried out similar attacks in Cameroon.

Over 8,000 Cameroonian soldiers are currently deployed in the Far North Region as well as a large military base consisting of motorized infantry brigades in Mora.

Boko Haram is based in Nigeria but has been carrying out terrorist attacks in neighboring countries including Cameroon and Chad.