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Girl strapped with bomb kills 5 in Cameroon mosque

YAOUNDE – A girl with a bomb strapped to her walked into a mosque in northern Cameroon where it exploded, killing five worshippers in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, authorities said.

 

The girl of 12 or 13 years old arrived at the Sanda-Wadjiri mosque in remote Kolofata at the first call to prayer at between five and six am, the governor of Cameroon's Far North region Midjiyawa Bakary told Reuters by telephone.

 

"The men were bowed in prayer when she came," Bakary said. "Five of the worshippers were killed and the bomber also."