11 killed in Cameroon bomb blast

Yaounde, Dec 11 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and many others injured in a suicide bomb blast in Cameroon on Friday, a military source said.

A 13-year-old girl broke into a house in Kolofata town around 6.00 a.m. (local time) and detonated the bomb attached to her, killing herself and five others, Xinhua quoted ther source as saying.

The source said five people who were seriously injured died later in hospital, bringing the death toll to 11.

No organisation has claimed responsibility for the blast, but it is widely believed that Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram was behind the attack, the source said.

Since July this year, suicide bomb blasts have become common in Cameroon, the main target of Boko Haram.

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