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Boko Haram attack kills two in Cameroon Far North Region

Wednesday, 13 December 2017


At least two people, including one civilian, have been killed in a suicide attack executed by terror group Boko Haram in the Cameroonian Far North Region, a local source told Xinhua.

The attack occurred on Tuesday night between 19:00 and 20:00 local time (20:00 and 21:00 GMT) in Amchide in the Mayo-Sava Division bordering Nigeria, which is a stronghold of Boko Haram, according to local residents.

A villager was killed by the suicide bomber, who wanted to take advantage of the darkness in tandem with people's distraction during prayer-time.

The Mayo-Sava Division has witnessed six deaths attributed to Boko Haram since Monday.

A young suicide bomber carrying explosive charges attacked the Abdoulaye mosque in Kerawa at 05:45 local time (06:45 GMT) Monday, killing three including himself.

Four hours later, a truck driver was killed by Boko Haram on National Road One in Mayo-Sava.

With many celebrations and festivities held at the end of the year, we are now increasingly worried about security, a source from the local government of Mayo-Sava told Xinhua news agency, calling for residents to be extra-cautious and for additional security reinforcement in conflict zones.