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Suicide Attack in Cameroon Kills 10

  • VOA News

Security sources in Cameroon say at least 10 people were killed in a suicide attack carried out by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Saturday's blast in the far northern region of Cameroon marked the latest deadly attack by Boko Haram, which has targeted Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria in recent months.

Boko Haram's bloody campaign for a strict Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria has left thousands of people dead. Neighboring countries such as Cameroon joined an offensive against the group earlier this year, and the conflict spilled across their borders.

Cameroon has contributed to an 8,700-strong regional force led by Nigeria to fight back against Boko Haram.