November 9, 2015 / 2:08 PM / 4 years ago

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attack mosque in Cameroon

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Two female suicide bombers suspected of belonging to the Boko Haram militant group blew themselves on Monday near a mosque in Cameroon’s Far North province, military officials said on Monday.

It was not immediately clear if the explosions caused other fatalities.

Boko Haram has led a six-year campaign for an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria. Neighbouring countries including Cameroon joined forces against the group last year, driving its offensive beyond Nigeria and displacing thousands of people.

Reporting by Sylvain Andzongo; Writing by Makini Brice; editing by John Stonestreet

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