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2 Suicide Bombers Kill At Least 20 People in Cameroon
Muslim women walk in the Brituetterie district of Yaounde on July 16, 2015. A northern region of Cameroon, which has suffered frequent attacks by the jihadist Boko Haram group, has banned the use of the full Islamic veil, governor Midjiyawa Bakari said on Thursday. AFP PHOTO / REINNIER KAZE (Photo credit should read Reinnier KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Suicide Bombers Kill At Least 20 People in Cameroon

Cameroon’s police say that at least 20 bodies have been found in the regional capital of Maroua after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a busy marketplace and a popular neighborhood.

Police officer Eric Bambue said the toll could rise as the search for bodies continues.

Cameroon, which borders Nigeria and has contributed troops to the multinational force fighting the Boko Haram Islamic extremist rebels there, has been attacked twice before by suicide bombers.

Boko Haram’s six-year-old insurgency to establish an Islamic State in Nigeria region has spilled over into neighboring countries.

According to Cameroonian businessman Ousmaila Toukour, hundreds more people were wounded and most of the goods sold in the market came from Nigeria.

Source: 2 Suicide Bombers Kill At Least 20 People in Cameroon | TIME