Three dead in suicide attack in Cameroon border town

Local officials said the bomber crossed through the border town of Kerawa
Three people were killed and four others wounded on Wednesday in a suicide attack in Cameroon’s restive Far North, a local official said.

“Just before 10:00 am, a suicide bomber who crossed from Nigeria entered Kolofata and blew himself up,” a source from the town’s vigilante committee said.

“The blast killed three people — a police officer and two civilians,” he said.

The bomber also died in the explosion which left another four people injured.

The toll was confirmed to AFP by a source close to the security services.

The local official said the bomber crossed into Cameroon through Kerawa, a town which lies on the border with Nigeria.

Kolofata, which lies 10 kilometres (six miles) from the border with Nigeria, is located in a region of the same name which has been regularly targeted by Boko Haram extremists.

In September 2015, between 20 and 40 people lost their lives in a double bombing in Kerawa — one of the deadliest attacks on Cameroonian territory


-AP

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