Boko Haram Suicide attack left 11 people dead

Friday, 1 July, 2016 - 11:45

A suicide bomber belonging to terrorist group Boko Haram killed at least 11 people when he blew himself up close to a mosque in Cameroon near the Nigerian border, military sources and local officials said on Thursday.

The attack, which took place after the breaking of the fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Naij reported.

"After the prayer, the faithful gathered under a tent in Djakana," said a local official. "A suicide bomber exploded and killed 11 people. Four others were injured."

A Cameroon army officer said the bomber was a young boy.

Since a regional offensive last year drove the insurgents from most of their strongholds, Boko Haram has been waging a guerrilla-style campaign targeting civilians. In Cameroon, teenage girls have killed dozens in suicide bombings.

More than 15,000 people have been killed and 2 million displaced in Nigeria and neighboring Chad, Niger and Cameroon during Boko Haram's seven-year campaign to create an self-controlled region in Northeast Nigeria.

The group pledged its allegiance to ISIL last year, although the practical extent of its links with the group is not known.