Two female bombers were thwarted as they tried to stage a double suicide attack on Mora in Cameroon’s Far North Thursday.
One blew herself up and the second was shot dead by troops, security sources said.
“At around 7:30 am (0630 GMT), two young suicide bombers entered the town of Mora” with the aim of blowing themselves up. But they were identified, a military official told AFP.
Also, three civilians were killed in a suicide attack on Mora in August.
Linked to Boko Haram
After several weeks of calm, the Far North region has been hit by a surge of violence. Boko Haram has been blamed.
Six soldiers were then killed on Monday night in a militant attack on a Lake Chad army base.
Cameroon has been fighting the group since 2014. And operations by the joint regional force have helped the Nigerian military retake swathes of territory from the insurgents. But the jihadist group still poses a security threat to civilians.