19 injured after a series of explosions during an athletic race in Cameroon

Explosion of three homemade bombs during the traditional race for the hope in Cameroon


This Saturday, February 25, there were a series of explosions during a athletics competition in western Cameroon.

"Our main target was the Cameroonian elite forces ... What ensured the safety of the athletes," said the group's spokesman, Capo. Daniel.

"19 people were injured by the explosions," the director of Buea Regional Hospital, Martin Mokake.

The war of independence of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon began in 2017 was marked by the ascent of Mount Cameroon.

The bombings were recorded on Saturday morning at the racecourse between Molyko Stadium (point of departure and arrival) and Mount Cameroon. "There was a total of three explosions. One bomb exploded in a trash can and another in a car.

This attack did not interrupt the competition, which was attended by 632 athletes of ten nationalities, all categories combined.

Renamed the Race of Hope 28 years ago, the Ascension to the Mount Cameroon continued to develop as a tradition, in a festive atmosphere, under maximum security due to separatist threats.

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