At least 13 people were killed and several others injured on Wednesday in twin suicide attacks suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants in Maroua, the capital of Cameroon's Far North Region.

Senior Cameroon military sources told Reuters that the first attack took place in a market, while the second blast was carried out in a densely populated area.

Images from the scene of the blast shared on social media by local residents indicate that at least one female suicide bomber was involved in the attack.

This was the second attack in July and the furthest south that Cameroon has been attacked since the country deployed several troops in the province to fight Boko Haram insurgency, according to Reuters report.

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