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Cameroon bans full Islamic veil in far north after suicide attacks

A woman wearing a full hijab/FILE

A woman wearing a full hijab/FILE

CAMEROON, Jul 16 – A northern region of Cameroon, which has suffered frequent attacks by the jihadist Boko Haram group, has banned the use of the full Islamic veil, governor Midjiyawa Bakari said on Thursday.

“The full veil is completely forbidden” in the Far North region, where two women suicide attackers who were wearing the covering killed 11 people on Sunday, Bakari told AFP.

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