Cameroon : at least 19 killed in suicide attack in north

Cameroon : at least 19 killed in suicide attack in north

At least 19 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the northern Cameroonian town of Maroua on Saturday, a local military commander said, just three days after twin bombings there suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram.

Residents said the female bomber struck at a bar in the Pont Vert neighborhood, close to a bridge crossing a river that runs next to the town, at around 7.50 p.m. local time (1850 GMT).

In the wake of the explosion, which was heard across the capital of Cameroon’s North Region, military and emergency services poured over the scene in search of survivors.

A senior military officer in Maroua told Reuters at least 19 people had been killed and 62 injured in the attack (…)

Reuters