Ten people were killed in three attempted suicide bombings in the Mayo-Sava department of the Far North region on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1. Two suicide bombers and one civilian were killed in an attempted attack in Kerawa on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, two suicide bombers were shot dead in Kolofata and four suicide bombers and one civilian were killed during an explosion in the Ngalbi district of the town of Mora (Mayo-Sava department) on Saturday evening. No group has claimed responsibility for the attempted attacks, however Boko Haram is suspected.
The Far North region of Cameroon, especially areas along the border with Nigeria, regularly experiences significant violence attributed to Islamist Boko Haram militants. While Boko Haram's main stronghold is in Nigeria, the group has been carrying out attacks in Cameroon since 2013.
Individuals present in Cameroon are advised to avoid recent bomb sites, to limit time in areas deemed particularly likely to be targeted in a terrorist attack (crowded markets, etc.), and to 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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