At least 15 killed in Cameroon suicide bomb attack

At least 15 people were killed and over 43 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Waza, in the far north Cameroon, official confirmed.

Local governor Midjiyawa Bakary said the attack near the Nigerian border, happened late on Wednesday.

Mr Bakary said the attack targeted the commercial centre where “there are restaurants, car tyre repairers and telephone booths".

Brutal insurgency

Cameroon's far north , which borders Nigeria, has suffered several attacks blamed on Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram's brutal insurgency, launched in northern Nigeria in 2009, has spread across the border to Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

At least 20,000 people have been killed and some 2.6 million displaced in the violence.

Since Nigeria announced a key victory against the Boko Haram jihadists, claiming the group had been routed from its Sambisa Forest bastion, Cameroon, has been forced to intensify operations along its northern border.

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