A child and a middle-aged woman were deployed as suicide bombers in the Far North Region of Cameroon and in Yobe state in Nigeria over the weekend. The two attacks killed at least 34 people and wounded more than 100 others. No group has yet to take responsibility for the bombings, but the Islamic State’s West Africa province (ISWA), formerly known as Boko Haram, is widely suspected.
According to AFP, a 12-year-old girl detonated in a popular and crowded bar in Maroua, Cameroon, late Saturday night. The attack left 20 people dead and at least 79 people wounded. However, a local official told the Associated Press that aid workers are still counting bodies and numbers could rise. The attack in Maroua comes just three days after two other suicide bombers, two teenage girls, killed more than 20 in the Cameroonian city.