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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill several in northern Cameroon

Issued on: 06/04/2020 – 11:17Modified: 06/04/2020 – 11:17

Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said.

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"Two Boko Haram bombers blew themselves up at around 8pm" in the attack on Amchide, on the border with Nigeria, a policeman said Monday, while a local official said a village chief and two teenagers were among the dead.

The attack took place as the villagers were "returning home" though a zone that the authorities have said is dangerous after 6pm, the official said.

Amchide is a small trading village in Cameroon's Far North province, a tongue of land that lies between Chad to the east and Nigeria to the west.

The province has been hit since 2014 by Boko Haram fighters making incursions frRead More – Source