SaharaReporters has learned that at least three people were killed today by female suicide bombers targeting the Fotokol mosque in northern Cameroon.

Citizen journalist reports have told SaharaReporters that the death toll may by at least five people, with as many as 20 injured. This marks the 16th suicide attack in northern Cameroon since July, according to the AFP.

A source speaking with the media said,"A (woman) kamikaze blew herself up near a mosque in Fotokol. A second one was neutralized and killed. It was obvious the two suicide bombers were targeting the mosque."

This attack occurred 24 hours after two suicide bombers left five dead and 14 injured in the northern Chadian down of Ngouboua.

Cameroon has been a leading member of the region’s Joint Military Task Force (JMTF), which has intensified its military action against the Boko Haram insurgency since early this year.

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