The suicide bombings in northern Cameroon were the deadliest in more than two years, with at least 32 people killed and 66 others wounded.
The attack was coordinated; with reports saying that two bombers blew themselves up at the market in Bordo village. A third bomber blew up at the entrance of the village. Shoppers and stall owners were killed in the blasts.
Under pressure from the military in its stronghold of north-eastern Nigeria, it appears that militant Islamist group Boko Haram is now stepping up cross-border attacks, targeting Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
Northern Cameroon is worst affected – last week, four worshippers were killed in a suicide attack at a mosque in a remote village, and a few days earlier 12 were killed in a similar attack at another mosque.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro