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Twin Suicide Blasts Kill 20 People, Injure 30 In Northern Cameroon


Explosion Site In Cameroon On Wed., July 22, 2015. Pix: Xinhua News
(Xinhua) — An estimated 20 people were killed and more than 30 others injured as two suicide blasts on Wednesday hit Cameroon's northern city of Maroua, an army source said.
Two girls aged around 15, detonated the explosives at around 14:30 local time (13:30 GMT) in the city's market where they were selling dry fruit, an unnamed army source told Xinhua.
The girls were thought to be members of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram which has launched attacks on Cameroon since 2013.
"The number of deaths will increase as the situation of some injured people are very critical," the source added.
The government earlier put the death toll at 12.
The blasts is the second case recorded this year. In July, two suicide bombings killed 13 people in Fotokol, a town in the same region, Far North, which borders Nigeria.
The source also said nine people were killed by unknown militants last Sunday in Kamouna, a village in Far North.

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