Suicide bomber kills five civilians in northern Cameroon

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A suicide bomber killed five villagers in the far north of Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, where jihadist groups regularly carry out attacks, local officials said Sunday.

“Terrorists” attacked the village of Zeleved on Friday evening, a local security officer told AFP, requesting anonymity.

Cameroon officials refer to members of the Nigeria-based jihadist group Boko Haram as well as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) as “terrorists”.

The five locals killed, aged between 10 and 70 years old, included the village chief.

Boukar Medjeweh, the mayor of Mozogo in the same region, confirmed that five people had been killed.

Attacks in this border region have become increasingly frequent in recent months, as they have all around the Lake Chad region along the Nigeria-Chad and Nigeria-Niger borders.

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