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11 Die in Cameroon Terrorist Attacks 

Two female suicide bombers and other terrorists struck in Cameroon’s Far North Region on Saturday

At least 11 persons are reported dead, including a soldier, after Boko Haram militants struck in two separate incidents in Cameroon’s Far North Region in the evening of Saturday, November 28.

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up near a military base in Dabanga, killing five civilian members of the same family and a soldier in the first incident. One other soldier was seriously injured, Cameroon army and local administrative officials said.

Later in the darkness of Saturday night, Boko Haram militants went on the rampage in Gouzoudou, killing at least five persons and torching close a dozen houses.

Like in other similar attacks, Cameroonian authorities have not released the identities of the suicide bombers. In a region with porous borders and poor identification databases, it is possible that the identities of most of the perpetrators of terrorist acts, especially suicide bombings, will never be known.

The Nigeria-based Boko Haram, which has been fighting for the establishment of a caliphate and the institution of Sharia law for the past six years, has increasingly relied on female suicide bombers in its operations in northern Cameroon. Only a week ago, three female suicide bombers struck in northern Cameroon in an incident that left at least eight persons dead.

Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Daesh (also known as IS/ISIS/ISIL), the notorious group operating mostly in Iraq and Syria. But while Daesh is better known around the world, Boko Haram has been classified as the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world, killing thousands of people in its theatres of operation in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

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