Attackers kill 13 in Cameroon town: UN

Joel Kouam
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At least 13 people including children have died when a bomber blew herself up in a crowd that was fleeing an armed attack in northern Cameroon, a UN security report says.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast or for the attack on the town of Mozogo in the Far North Region, near the border with Nigeria.

The assailants struck early in the morning, firing guns into the air, according to the note seen by Reuters.

"Frightened, the population fled into the park. It was at this point that a woman carrying an explosive charge allegedly entered the fleeing crowd and detonated her charge," the note said.

Victims included men, women and children, it added.

There was no immediate comment from the government in Cameroon.