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Three dead in suicide attack in Cameroon border town

Three people were killed and four others wounded on Wednesday in a suicide attack in Cameroon’s restive Far North, a local official said.

“Just before 10:00 am, a suicide bomber who crossed from Nigeria entered Kolofata and blew himself up,” a source from the town’s vigilante committee said.

“The blast killed three people — a police officer and two civilians,” he said.

The bomber also died in the explosion which left another four people injured.

The toll was confirmed  by a source close to the security services.

The local official said the bomber crossed into Cameroon through Kerawa, a town which lies on the border with Nigeria.

Kolofata, which lies 10 kilometres (six miles) from the border with Nigeria, is located in a region of the same name which has been regularly targeted by Boko Haram extremists.

In September 2015, between 20 and 40 people lost their lives in a double bombing in Kerawa — one of the deadliest attacks on Cameroonian territory.

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