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'Islamist militants' kill 10 in northern Cameroon
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:37:33 AM »
Militants with suspected ties to Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed 10 people in a raid on a remote village in north Cameroon, police say.

Nine bus passengers and a soldier were shot dead after coming "face-to-face" with heavily armed militants in Zigague, they add.

The son of a local chief was kidnapped in the attack, local media reports.

Boko Haram, based in north-eastern Nigeria, has intensified cross-border raids into Cameroon in recent weeks.

It follows the deployment of more than 1,000 soldiers to Cameroon's long and porous border with Nigeria last month, in a bid to prevent such attacks.

"A group of people we think are linked with Boko Haram made an incursion this afternoon in Zigague. They blocked the road and opened fire," a police officer told AFP news agency.

The villagers were killed when the militants were confronted by Cameroonian soldiers, according to local media.

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