Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Cameroon

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FILE -In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, a woman wearing a veil with her family forming part of a group of refugees that fled their homes due to violence from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram at a refugee camp in Minawao, Cameroon.(AP Photo/Edwin Kindzeka Moki, File)

A governor in Cameroon says a suicide bombing blamed on Islamic militants has killed at least 10 people.

The attack on a popular night spot Saturday evening in the town of Maroua comes just days after other violence blamed on Boko Haram militants left at least 20 dead.

Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of the far northern region of Cameroon, told The Associated Press that authorities are still counting the dead and wounded.

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, Islamic militants from the Boko Haram group have been blamed for scores of attacks in the region this year.

Boko Haram, which was founded in neighboring Nigeria, has vowed to attack Cameroon because the country has supported the Nigerian military’s mission to defeat the group.

Report by Associated Press.