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Cameroon: Terrorist attack in Homaka (Mayo-Sava department) July 3

Suspected Boko Haram militants carry out attack in Homaka (Mayo-Sava department, Far North region) on July 3; four killed

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/7/2017, 12h00 until 6/7/2017, 11h59 (Africa/Douala). COUNTRY/REGION Cameroon

Event

Suspected Boko Haram militants carried out an attack in Homaka (Mayo-Sava department, Far North region), just outside of Mora, on Monday, July 3. Four people were reportedly killed and a number of others injured. The incident occurred immediately after an attack on a military post located in the same area.

Context

The Far North region of Cameroon, especially areas along the border with Nigeria, regularly experiences significant violence attributed to Boko Haram militants. While Boko Haram's main stronghold is in Nigeria, the group has been carrying out attacks in Cameroon since 2013. Ten people were killed in three suicide bombings in the Mayo-Sava department on June 30 and July 1.

Advice

Individuals present in Cameroon are advised to avoid recent bomb sites, limit time in areas deemed particularly likely to be targeted in a terrorist attack (crowded markets, etc.), and report any suspicious objects or behavior to the relevant authorities. Some Western governments advise their citizens against travel to the Far North region as well as other areas bordering Nigeria, Chad, and the Central African Republic; travel to these areas should only be considered with appropriate security protocols in place.

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