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Cameroon bans face veil after bombings

By on July 16, 2015

Cameroon has banned the wearing of full-face Islamic veil, including the burka, in the Far North region, following two suicide bomb attacks.
Two women dressed in the religious garments blew themselves up on Sunday in Fotokol, killing 13 people.
The governor of the mainly Muslim region said the measure was to prevent further attacks.
Last month, Chad announced a similar ban after suspected Boko Haram militants attacks in its capital.

The governor said that Muslims in the north of Cameroon have also been banned from holding large gatherings without permission as the end of Ramadan nears.

The wearing of the full-face veil has not been banned in Cameroon’s other provinces. But also banned in Gabon, Congo.

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