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5 Persons Die as Female Suicide Bombers Strike 

By Basil Afoni

 At least five persons were killed and several others injured on Monday, November 9, when two female suicide bombers struck in the town of Fotokol in Cameroon’s Far North Region.

Three civilians, believed to be Nigerian refugees, and the two suicide bombers died on the spot, reports said. The death toll could rise.

Although no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, Boko Haram, the Islamic jihadist group that recently stepped up operations in the area, is believed to behind the mayhem.

Cameroon Postline learnt the yet to be identified female terrorists blew themselves up at a mosque in Fotokol, the same location where a twin suicide attack took place on July 13, 2015.

In the past four months, terrorists have carried out about 20 attacks in Cameroon.

A military campaign launched last year by Cameroon’s government to crush Boko Haram has so far failed to prevent Islamist militants from carrying out surprise attacks. A desperate Cameroon recently sought the assistance of the U.S. in its war on terror and President Barack Obama obliged by deploying 300 military advisers to Cameroon.

Apart from its military, Cameroon is equally using vigilante groups to fight the Islamist militants, and recently fortified the groups with fresh equipment.