Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 3 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon

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Two female suicide bombers, suspected of belonging to militant group Boko Haram​,​ have killed three Nigerians in a truck full of refugees in a town in Cameroon’s far north region, a local government source, said.

Military sources had said earlier that they suspected the bombers’ target was a nearby mosque in Fotokol.

The first bomb went off during a security check and it was unclear if the second bomber had detonated her bomb or whether she had been killed first by Cameroonian forces.

Boko Haram insurgents had waged a six-year campaign of violence, killing thousands of people and displacing many from their communities in north eastern part of Nigeria.

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Neighbouring countries, including Cameroon, joined forces against the group in 2014, as its offensive spread beyond Nigeria’s borders.

(Reuters/NAN)

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