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Fighting Boko Haram: Two would be suicide bombers die in Northern Cameroon

There was another suicide bombing in Cameroon on Sunday morning. One terrorist was shot dead while the other blew herself up killing no one else. It was not clear whether the attackers were males or females.

Yesterday’s attack came only two days after at least three suspected members of Boko Haram were killed on Friday by Cameroonian troops.

Boko Haram members, it was learnt, had attacked their positions in the country’s far north.

Cameroonian newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, said the attack on Sunday morning took place in Kolofata, a locality not far from the Nigerian border where the terrorists are based.

There, one terrorist was shot dead by a member of the local civilian vigilante group while the other blew himself/herself up, the newspaper said.

 

On Friday, Cameroonian troops killed three members of Boko Haram when they attacked their position in Soueram, the newspaper reported. The locality is also in Cameroon’s far north.

Every week, there are several incidents reported. A suicide bombing here, a gun attack or landmine buried there, several dead here and there.

Thousands of civilians have been killed by Boko Haram in Cameroon while about 150 soldiers and policemen have died since 2014 while fighting the ruthless terrorists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in March 2015 and have been modelling their barbarism after the Middle East killers.

From hiding, the Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, attacked President Paul Biya of Cameroon in message released online, accusing him of lies and other things.

Mr. Biya had not visited the war front since Boko Haram began attacking his country in 2014, and the attack against him at a time when there are other protests in the country’s Southwest and Northwest seemed to be a calculated attempt to play into anger already rising against a man who has been in power for more than three decades and is preparing to run for office again in 2018 even though he would be about 86 years old.

 

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