According to the senior Cameroon military sources, at least 13 people had lost their lives when two girls blew themselves in twin attacks in a region repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists.
The attack took place in the capital of Cameroon`s far northern region Maroua on Wednesday.
As said by the regional governor Midjiyawa Bakari, both the girls were under 15 and they had attacked the central market of the regional capital Maroua. They also attacked the adjoining Hausa neighborhood. He added that not less than 22 people had been wounded in the attacks without giving a precise toll.
The attack had been confirmed by the source close to the local authorities and said that both the girls were begging and they blew themselves up at around 3 pm.
In the past 10 days this attack is said to be the second of such kind.
On 12 July, two female suicide bombers had blown themselves up in Fotokol, which is situated in the border with Nigeria in which 10 civilians and a soldier from neighboring Chad had lost their lives. The bombers were dressed as devout Muslims.