Bombings kill at least nine in north Cameroon
Twin bomb attacks, suspected to have been carried out by the Takfiri Boko Haram militant group, have killed at least nine people and injured 29 others in far northern Cameroon.
The attacks occurred on Sunday in Kangaleri Village, around 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the town of Mora.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attacks; however, Takfiri Boko Haram militants have been behind numerous similar attacks throughout the region.
It was not immediately clear whether the death toll includes the attackers.
On Saturday, over 40 people were killed in three explosions in the city of Baga Sola in neighboring Chad, near the border with Nigeria.
Government sources said the blasts were most likely carried out by Boko Haram.
Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a multitude of deadly attacks across the Lake Chad region since its activities began six years ago. At least 20,000 people have been killed in the Takfiri group’s acts of violence and over two million others have been forced to leave their homes since.
In February, a joint military force was created by Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria, together with a contingent from Benin, to fight the Boko Haram’s reign of terror in the region.
Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group, which mainly operates in Syria and Iraq.
The militant group, which is based in Nigeria, has intensified its campaign of terror since President Mohammadu Buhari came to power there on May 29.