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2 female suicide bombers die in northern Cameroon attack

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon official says two female suicide bombers have died after detonating in a northern town near the Nigerian border.

The governor of the Far North region, Midjiyawa Bakari, says the attack in Kolofata town occurred Friday night and wounded a woman and a 12-year-old girl.

The governor says the attackers came from Nigeria, adding that “you know that the borders are very porous.”

He says the bombers targeted a home where women had gathered to prepare for a weekly market.

It was the third suicide bombing in Kolofata in less than a week. The governor says the military has been deployed “to search everywhere” for further threats ahead of the holidays.

Cameroon has been fighting the Boko Haram extremist insurgency based in Nigeria for five years.

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