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Blast injures 11 Cameroon varsity students

A homemade bomb that went off around a university lecture hall wounded 11 students on Wednesday, the vice-chancellor said, in an English-speaking region of Cameroon.

University of Buea vice-chancellor Horace Ngomo Manga noted that “the device fell to the ground and exploded”.

One boy and 10 girls were wounded, Manga he told state radio CRTV, adding that all were in a stable condition.

He did not elaborate on the nature of the bomb or who might have thrown it as the region is bedeviled in a bloody separatist conflict.

Buea is the capital of Cameroon’s Southwest region. Both the Southwest and Northwest regions are mainly English-speaking in the otherwise predominantly French-speaking central African country.

While Wednesday’s bombing has not been claimed, the anglophone separatists have regularly attacked schools and universities which they accuse of favouring French-language education.

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