Dozens killed in Islamic terror attack in Cameroon

In the latest Islamic terror attack, more than two dozen people were murdered by suicide bombings carried out by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group.

By: Atara Beck, World Israel News

At least 29 people were killed and 65 wounded in the northern region of Cameroon following multiple suicide bombings by Boko Haram Islamic terrorists Monday morning. The dead victims include the assailants.

The attacks occurred near the border with Nigeria, headquarters of the Boko Haram terror group, which is suspected of having carried out the bombings, although there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Cameroon troop commander Gen. Jacob Kodji confirmed the attacks, adding that Boko Haram is suspected and that soldiers have been deployed to the area, AP reported.

 

Nearly 1,200 people were killed by Boko Haram terrorists in northern Cameroon since 2013, the country’s communications minister said, according to an AFP report. Cameroon has joined Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Benin in a regional coalition against Boko Haram.

“Cameroonian troops form part of an 8,700-strong regional force created to defeat Boko Haram, which has waged a six-year campaign to carve out a separate state in northeastern Nigeria,” Reuters explained. “Boko Haram has stepped up attacks outside Nigeria over the past year, including in Cameroon, Chad and Niger, threatening regional security.”

“The Nigeria-based jihadists have killed at least 17,000 people and made more than 2.6 million others homeless since their six-year campaign began,” AFP stated.