Thirteen civilians, eight of them children, died on Friday following a suicide bombing attack on a village in Northern Cameroon.
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A woman suicide bomber blew herself up in an attack on the village in the northern part of the country, AFP reports.
According to the traditional chief in the village of Mozogo, Mahamat Chetima Abba, the attackers arrived in the middle of the night and brandishing machetes.
Abba confirmed the number of the casualties, saying that a woman and her three children were among those killed.
“They infiltrated the population. Boko Haram is inflicting more and more damage here,” Chetima Abba said.
The suicide bomber detonated her device in the stampede when the panicked villagers scampered into the nearby forest for safety.
Both Abba and the police source attributed the attack to Boko Haram.
The police source said that in addition to the suicide bomber, the other fatality among the attackers was a man who was killed by the self-defence force.
On Monday, three members of a self-defence force in the nearby village of Kaliari were killed.