Two female suicide bombers have attacked a mosque in a town near Cameroon's border with Nigeria during morning prayers, killing at least 10 people and wounding about a dozen others, the governor of the region has said.

The attack in the town of Kolofata on Wednesday has been blamed on members of Boko Haram who reportedly crossed the border into Cameroon a few days earlier, Midjiyawa Bakari was quoted as saying.

The town of Kolofata in Cameroon's far north near the border with Nigeria has been repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram.


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Another suicide attack blamed on Boko Haram in December in Cameroon killed at least seven people and wounded 30 others, officials said. In September, suicide bombers killed nine people in Kolofata and wounded 18.

In early 2014, the group stepped up their attacks in neighbouring Cameroon and other countries that have supported the Nigerian military's effort to crush them.

The six-year insurgency has killed about 20,000 people and displaced 2.3 million others, according to human rights group Amnesty International and the United Nations.

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Source: Agencies