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Teenage suicide bomber kills 4 at Cameroon mosque

/ 09:11 AM January 19, 2016
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Women and children displaced by Boko Haram attacks are seen at a Furore camp in Yola, Nigeria, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. AP FILE PHOTO

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — A Cameroon official says a 14-year-old suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in Cameroon’s north, killing at least four people.

Governor Midjiyawa Bakari said Monday that the boy came early into a town in the Mayo Tsanaga Division in Cameroon’s far north and blew himself up during morning prayers. He said a civilian defense group set up to fight Boko Haram extremists prevented more deaths by quickly warning those praying.

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Bakari said the attacker likely came from Nigeria, whose extremist Boko Haram group is suspected.

This is the fifth mosque attacked in Cameroon in less than a month.

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Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency has killed thousands in Nigeria, and across its borders.

Cameroon is one of five countries contributing troops to a regional force intended to wipe out Boko Haram.

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