YAOUNDÉ:- Two female bombers were thwarted as they tried to stage a double suicide attack in Cameroon’s Far North Thursday, with one blowing herself up and the second shot dead by troops, security sources said. “At around 7:30 am (0630 GMT), two young suicide bombers entered the town of Mora” with the aim of blowing themselves up, but they were identified, a military official told AFP.  “When we tried to arrest them, one blew herself up, wounding the other,” he said, indicating that the second bomber was shot dead by soldiers from an elite unit fighting on the frontlines against Islamist Boko Haram militants who are based in northeastern Nigeria.–AFP

Thursday is market day in Mora, a town near the Nigerian border which is home to the headquarters of a multi-national force fighting Boko Haram that groups troops from Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.