Boko Haram kills 10 civilians in Cameroon village – security sources

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Islamist fighters from Nigeria’ group have at least 10 civilians in a cross-border raid on a village in northern Cameroon, security sources told AFP on Friday.
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attacked the village of Bia overnight” Thursday to Friday, source said, on condition of anonymity. “The toll is 10 civilians and a large number of livestock stolen.”

A source within the administration said there had been “a dozen deaths” in the raid.

Bia, in the Far North region, which , has been identified previously by security forces as a recruiting ground for militants.

The Nigerian-based Islamists also attacked a Cameroon army position in Amchide, on the border with Nigeria. “They burned houses in Amchide, but without losses on our side. The was repulsed. We don’t know yet about casualties on the enemy side,” the security source said.

Cameroon is taking part in a four-country offensive against Boko Haram, together with Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
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