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Bombings in Cameroon, Nigeri kill over a dozen

28 January 2016 13:39

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A double bombing hits a school in north Cameroon in the latest attack in the central African country which is reeling from Daesh-linked Boko Haram violence.

Officials said the double attack occurred in the public school in the town of Kerawa on Thursday, killing at least four people and injuring many others.

One source, quoted by the Associated Press, said the school in Kerawa had been housing Nigerian refugees.

Northern Cameroon has become the scene of frequent bombing attacks by Boko Haram militants which are based in neighboring Nigeria.

The Takfiri group has stepped up cross-border attacks which have also hit Chad and Niger.

Boko Haram has killed thousands of people and driven more than two million people from their homes during six years of violence in one of the world’s poorest regions.

In Nigeria, community leaders said Thursday multiple bombings had killed 15 civilians and a soldier in the town of Chibok.

The toll is expected to rise among those critically wounded after Wednesday’s attack, they said. Many wounded people reportedly suffered severe burns and were battling for their lives.

Residents blamed Boko Haram that kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok in April 2014.

Local officials said six male and female attackers entered the northeast Nigerian town on Wednesday, when people gather for the weekly vegetable market and blew up their explosives.

The Takfiri group has turned to bombings of soft targets since troops forced them out of towns and villages last year.

 

A double bombing hits a school in north Cameroon in the latest attack in the central African country which is reeling from Daesh-linked Boko Haram violence.

Officials said the double attack occurred in the public school in the town of Kerawa on Thursday, killing at least four people and injuring many others.

One source, quoted by the Associated Press, said the school in Kerawa had been housing Nigerian refugees.

Northern Cameroon has become the scene of frequent bombing attacks by Boko Haram militants which are based in neighboring Nigeria.

The Takfiri group has stepped up cross-border attacks which have also hit Chad and Niger.

Boko Haram has killed thousands of people and driven more than two million people from their homes during six years of violence in one of the world’s poorest regions.

In Nigeria, community leaders said Thursday multiple bombings had killed 15 civilians and a soldier in the town of Chibok.

The toll is expected to rise among those critically wounded after Wednesday’s attack, they said. Many wounded people reportedly suffered severe burns and were battling for their lives.

Residents blamed Boko Haram that kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok in April 2014.

Local officials said six male and female attackers entered the northeast Nigerian town on Wednesday, when people gather for the weekly vegetable market and blew up their explosives.

The Takfiri group has turned to bombings of soft targets since troops forced them out of towns and villages last year.

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