Suicide bomb attack kills two in Cameroon


A suicide bomber in the northern Cameroonian town of Mora killed a young student and a woman in an attack on a market full of Christmas shoppers, an aide to the governor of Far North region said on Sunday.

The aide to Governor Midjiyawa Bakary said the bomb also killed the attacker and injured five other people.

Suicide bombers suspected of belonging to the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched attacks in Mora, about 30 km (20 miles) from the Nigerian border, several times before.

“The suicide bomber was pretending to be a beggar and was walking towards the market which was full because of Christmas. Members of a vigilance committee spotted him before he could penetrate the market,” Reuters reports a Cameroonian soldier to say.

Boko Haram has killed more than 15,000 people in a seven-year insurgency that has also displaced more than two million people.

The group has frequently used female bombers and children to hit targets.