Boko Haram: Suicide Bomb Attacks Kill 9 In Kolofata Cameroon
Sept 13, 2015 – Boko Haram: Suicide Bomb Attacks Kill 9 In Kolofata Cameroon
9 people lost died in two bomb attacks on Sunday in the northern Cameroon town of Kolofata, according to local officials, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the Boko Haram Islamist militant group from nearby Nigeria.
Regional prefect Babila Akaou said the two attacks took place close to the Latin neighbourhood of the town before 9:00 a.m. (0800 GMT).
“Nine people were killed and 24 people wounded,” he told Reuters by telephone.
Army spokesman Colonel Didier Badjeck, who confirmed the death toll, said an investigation was underway amid diverging reports about whether the attacks were carried out by two teenage boys or two young women.
Kolofata lies close to the border with northeast Nigeria and has repeatedly been the target of attacks by Boko Haram. Cameroon is a major contributor to an 8,700-strong, Nigerian-led regional force expected to start operations against the Islamist group this year.
Badjeck said the army had also repelled an attack by Boko Haram on the town of Bargam in the Extreme North region of Cameroon on Sunday, killing 12 militants.