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Boko Haram kills 2 in Cameroon's Far North Region

Three soldiers injured in mine explosion near Nigerian border, according to military

Felix Nkambeh Tih   | 08.11.2016
Boko Haram kills 2 in Cameroon's Far North Region

Cameroon

MAROUA, Cameroon

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.

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