11 killed in suicide attack in Cameroon’s Far North region

Cameroon and Chad

At least 11 people were killed and 26 others were injured Monday afternoon in a suicide attack on El Beid bridge in Fotokol, a locality in Cameroon’s Far North region, according to several security sources.

Local officials interviewed by Xinhua confirmed the attack but gave no further details.

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the attack according to local journalist Dairou Mohammed.

“The suicide bomber worked to the portion of the bridge that was crowded and then detonated the bomb. Among those killed and injured are women and children,” Mohammed told Xinhua.

Last week, security reports indicated that the Boko Haram group in December kidnapped and killed at least 50 people mostly fishermen on Lake Chad. Enditem

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