Cameroon has banned burka

Cameroon has banned any type of veil which covers the face, including the burka, after two female suicide bombers wearing religious garb blew themselves up on Sunday, killing 13 people in the northern region of Fotokol.

The governor of this region, which is dominated by Muslims, said that this measure has been taken to prevent further attacks.

Last month, Chad announced a similar ban after militants, suspected to belong to Boko Haram, attacked the capital.

Cameroon mapBoth Cameroon and Chad share a border with Nigeria where the Islam group Boko Haram is based. The two countries have been victims of militant attacks.

In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants have begun to use more female suicide bombers to traffic bombs to public places without anyone noticing.

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