YAOUNDE, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and four others wounded in an explosion that occurred Friday night in Kousseri in the extreme north of Cameroon, security sources said on Saturday.
The explosion occurred on Friday at about 9 p.m. local time (22:00 GMT) on the street in Madana, a district of the city known for its cosmopolitan population, in addition to the Cameroonians, a large Chadian community and for its warm atmosphere, a member of the security services told Xinhua.
It was due to a device suspected of being a bomb and the Cameroon security services were still examining and determining its origin Saturday morning.
"The victims are children. According to the testimonies collected, they were killed by manipulating the device which is said to have been abandoned," said the source.
Initially Friday night, other security sources reported an attack.
Kousseri is a locality in the extreme north region known as an important commercial crossroads linking Cameroon to N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, and a crossing point for trade with Nigeria with which Cameroon shares more than 2,000 km of porous border, hence the infiltrations of the Islamist sect Boko Haram.