A small homemade bomb exploded in Cameroon’s capital wounding two people, the third minor explosion of its kind in Yaoundé in recent weeks.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.
“It’s a homemade bomb like the two that exploded recently,” Yaoundé’s administrative officer Jean Claude Tsila told the Reuters news agency, declining to respond directly when asked who the authorities believed had made the explosives.
The attack was was also reported on state television:
Explosion au quartier Damase à #Yaoundé ce soir. Selon des sources il s’agit d’un bombe artisanale, conçue à partir dune cocotte minute. Plusieurs blessés. Le quartier est actiellement bouclé par les forces de sécurité. #Cameroun pic.twitter.com/H4IK1Otl8a— CRTVweb (@CRTV_web) July 2, 2020
Government forces have been fighting Anglophone separatists in western Cameroon since 2016, but the conflict is more than 200km (120 miles) from the capital.