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Egypt condemns Cameroon suicide bombings

Thursday 13 Jul 2017
Cameroon attack
A double terrorist attack Waza city north Cameroon on Wednesday 12/7/2017 left 14 people dead and more than 13 injured (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt condemned on Thursday the double suicide bombings in Cameroon’s Waza city that left at least 14 dead and more than 30 injured late on Wednesday.

Egypt's foreign affairs ministry expressed its condolences for the families of the victims.

"Egypt reaffirms its support for both the government and citizens of Cameroon in the face of terrorism, and calls on the international community to intensify its efforts to eliminate terrorism and its sources of funding," the statement read.

On Wednesday, two female suicide bombers detonated explosives in a busy area in the center of Waza, 8 km from the Nigerian border, according to Reuters.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though the region has previously seen attacks by Boko Haram militants.

Last month, two child suicide bombers detonated explosives in the town of Kolofata, 66 km from Waza, killing nine people, according to Reuters.

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