Nine killed in Cameroon blasts blamed on Boko Haram, as Chad toll rises

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, depicted in a grab from a video released by the groupYaoundé (AFP) – Twin suicide blasts on Sunday killed at least nine people in far northern Cameroon, a day after triple explosions in Chad left 41 dead, in a weekend of violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists. Both countries are part of a regional coalition that has been fighting the militants, who in recent months have extended their bloody assaults well beyond their traditional fiefdom in northern Nigeria. Two female suicide bombers carried out the attacks in the Cameroonian village of Kangaleri, security and local sources said.

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