Girl Suicide Bomber’ Kills 5 Children at Nigeria/Cameroon Border

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Five children were killed Tuesday night and two others wounded by a suicide bomber described as a “young girl” in a northern region of Cameroon plagued by Boko Haram attacks, sources said Wednesday.

“A suicide bomber blew herself up (on Tuesday) at around 7.45 pm (1845 GMT)” in the village of Zamga, two kilometres (1.2 miles) from the Nigerian border, said a security officer responsible for the zone, reached from the capital Yaounde.

A group of children was playing when “a young girl slipped in” among them, triggering her explosive charge, the safety officer explained.

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