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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

CAMEROON: 3 SOLDIERS KILLED IN BOKO HARAM ATTACK


At least three Cameroonian soldiers were killed during an incursion of the Nigerian group Boko Haram in the night of Sunday to Monday in a locality in the region of Lake Chad where jihadists operate, told AFP on Monday from concordant sources. The attack by the jihadist group Boko Haram was followed by fighting with the army.

"Three soldiers and civilians were killed" in a Boko Haram attack on the village of Darak, in the far north of Cameroon, a security source said, confirming information obtained from an agent of a group of self-defense of the area. No civilian death toll has been reported immediately.

"Around 3:45, many (members of) Boko Haram with enough weapons targeted a position of the Multinational Joint Force (MMF, a regional coalition that fights against the jihadist group) and a brigade," said the security source.

Boko Haram still very active in the area of ​​Lake Chad

"There followed fights that lasted several hours," she added, adding that the soldiers of the FMM were able to repel the attackers after several hours of fighting. The record of the incursion and the fighting is "provisional", according to the same source.

Although weakened, Boko Haramreste very active in the area of ​​Lake Chad. Since 2015, the countries of the region are fighting against Boko Haram within the FMM committed in the Lake Chad region with the help of vigilance committees composed of local citizens.

The Boko Haram insurgency, which began in 2009 in northeastern Nigeria, left more than 27,000 people dead and 1.8 million displaced in the country, and reached neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.


AFP