Young Suicide Duo Kill Three in Northern Cameroon

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Two young suicide bombers killed three people in far north Cameroon on Sunday, the latest attack to hit a region that has been rocked by strikes blamed on Boko Haram Islamists from neighboring Nigeria.

The youth set off their suicide belts in the town of Mora as a police officer became suspicious of their appearance and approached to question them, a security source said on condition of anonymity.

The policeman, two civilians and the bombers were killed in the explosion, the source said. Another source close to regional security forces confirmed the toll and said that the attackers, who aimed to target the town's market, were a "young girl and a young boy," without giving any more details.

It marked the third time since the start of September that the area had been hit by double suicide blasts -- seven people were killed in a strike in Kolofata on September 13 and between 20 to 40 people are thought to have died in a bombing on September 3 in Kerawa.

Since July, some 100 people have died in suicide attacks in the extreme north of Cameroon, which has joined the regional fight against Boko Haram.

The Nigerian-based Islamists have seized countless children and youths during their six-year insurgency that has killed at least 15,000 people and left more than two million homeless.

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