Suicide bombers target school in Cameroon


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A security officer takes guard in northern Cameroon. [Photo/france24.com]

Four people were killed when two suicide bombers attacked a school in northern Cameroon, local officials said.

Several people were also injured in the double suicide bomb attack and have been taken to various hospitals for treatment.

“The double attack occurred in the public school in the town of Kerawa,” the official said.

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, northern Cameroon has become the scene of increasingly frequent suicide attacks as Boko Haram Islamist militants step up cross-border violence that has also affected Chad and Niger.

An attack targeting a market in north Cameroon three days ago killed 32 people and wounded 66 in one of the deadliest attacks in the country to date.

One source said the school in Kerawa targeted on Thursday had been housing Nigerian refugees.

Boko Haram has killed thousands of people and driven more than two million from their homes during its six-year insurgency in one of the world’s poorest regions.

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