40 Boko Haram militants killed in battles: Cameroon

40 Boko Haram militants killed in battles: Cameroon

Monday, December 29, 2014 6:09 am

Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon's minister of  communications

Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon’s minister of communications

More than 40 suspected militants of Nigeria-based Islamic sect Boko Haram were killed in a series of confrontations with the Cameroonian army in the Far North Region of Cameroon, Cameroonian Communication Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary announced Sunday night.

One Cameroonian soldier was killed in the fighting, the minister said.

According to him, the militants attacked several places in the region in the last few days, including Amchide, Limani, Makari, Chogori, Waza and Achigchia, all bordering Nigeria.

On Sunday morning, the militants attacked Achigachia, forcing the Cameroonian army to retreat. The army later took the place back after the Air Force entered into action.

The militants suffered heavy losses in Chogori where 34 of them were killed, the minister said.

*Reported by Xinhua

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