Eight dead in fresh Cameroon suicide attack

At least eight people died and more than 21 others injured following a suicide attack by a suspected Boko Haram bomber in the Kolofata area on December 11, 2015.

It is in the Far North Region of Cameroon.

A senior official of the Cameroon Defense Forces based in the area confirmed the attack but gave no details about the casualties.Guibai Gatama, publisher of local tabloid, L’Oeil du Sahel, which focuses on the Northern Regions of Cameroon said the dead included the suicide bomber. One of the two suicide bombers who did not detonate her explosive is still at large.

No group has claimed responsibility yet, but Boko Haram had recently targeted that region.

It was not the first time Kolofata came under suicide attack.

The Boko Haram militia group that wants to establish an Islamic caliphate in northeastern Nigeria began its activities in 2009. It has since 2013 expanded into Cameroon.

Along with Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin, Cameroon has contributed troops to an 8,700-strong regional task force dedicated to fighting Boko Haram.

The United States has also sent 300 troops for intelligence and other assistance to Cameroon.

The Cameroon government announced last week that its army had killed 100 members of the group and freed 900 hostages.