Small homemade bomb explodes in Cameroon capital, official says


A small homemade bomb exploded in Cameroon’s capital on Thursday, wounding two people, a senior official told Reuters, the third minor explosion of its kind in Yaounde in recent weeks.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, which was also reported on state television. Government forces have been fighting Anglophone rebels in western Cameroon since 2016, but the conflict is more than 200 km (120 miles) from the capital.

“It’s a homemade bomb like the two that exploded recently,” Yaounde’s administrative officer Jean Claude Tsila said by phone, declining to respond directly when asked who the authorities believed had made the explosives.

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Source: Reuters