Boko Haram kills 2 in Cameroon's Far North Region
Three soldiers injured in mine explosion near Nigerian border, according to military
Two civilians were killed, three soldiers injured and 100 houses were set on fire early Tuesday when Boko Haram fighters raided a village in Cameroon's Far North Region, a senior military official told Anadolu Agency.
The attack took place in Limani village near the Nigerian border, Col. Bouba Dobekreo, commander of a regional joint force said.
The soldiers were patrolling between the villages of Wambeche and Limani when a mine planted by Boko Haram militants exploded, Dobekreo added.
Less than two weeks ago Boko Haram raided a village in the same region, killing three villagers and setting fire to more than 50 houses.
The insurgent group has been waging a war against Nigeria and neighboring states that has seen at least 20,000 people killed and 2.7 million displaced over the last seven years.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.