GOUDJOUDOUR, Cameroon, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Two suicide bombers prematurely detonated after being discovered by troops in northern Cameroon Tuesday, causing no other casualties, according to reports.
Police officers detected the bombers at a distance, an army source told Xinhua news agency.
"Aware that they had already been seen, the two suicide bombers detonated the bombs, killing themselves," the source said.
The attempt occurred in the village of Goudjoudour, located in Cameroon's Far North region on the border with Nigeria's Borno state, where terrorist group Boko Haram has carried out most of its attacks.
The incident comes two days after twin suicide bombings killed at least five people, including two young female bombers, in the town of Moro, located in the same region.
Meanwhile, Cameroonian troops are reported to have killed at least 17 Boko Haram fighters who attacked the border town of Amchide on Monday night into Tuesday.
On Sunday, multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, reportedly killed at least 55 people and injured 85.
Since 2009, Boko Haram has killed more than 15,000 people in a campaign of suicide bombings, mass kidnappings, executions and ground assaults on remote villages and military bases. It seeks to create an Islamic government in Nigeria.
The group, which earlier this year pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, has also been known to conduct attacks in neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger -- all of which are members of an 8,700-strong multinational force that is expected to launch against the extremists sometime this year.