Cameroon has banned burqas (women face veil) in the northern part of the country after two women, dressed in the religious garments, blew themselves up last week in a suspected Boko Haram attack, a local governor said on Wednesday. The twin attacks in Cameroon’s northern town of Fotokol killed at least 13 people, the government said. Governor of the Far North, Midjiyawa Bakari, said, “I took this measure because of the security situation prevailing in the region.”

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