Suspected Boko Haram militants detonated two suicide bombs in a village in northern Cameroon on Saturday afternoon, killing at least five people, security sources and an official told Reuters.
Boko Haram kill 5 people in twin suicide bomb blasts
One of the security sources said a woman and her children were among the dead. Two other security sources said a gendarme had been killed.
The attacks in the village of Dabanga are thought to be the latest in a series of cross-border raids into Cameroon's Far North Region by members of the Nigeria-based Islamist militants.
"The provisional toll is seven dead, including the two suicide bombers, as well as two soldiers injured," said a senior government source, requesting anonymity.
Cameroon troops are part of an 8,700-strong regional task-force designed to defeat Boko Haram which has killed thousands and displaced millions of people in its bid to create a caliphate in northern Nigeria.
While authorities insist the force has been functional since August, there has been no sign of joint operations at a time when the Boko Haram insurgency appears to be intensifying.
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