Boko Haram Kills 10 In Cameroon

Boko Haram Islamists have  killed 10 people, including two soldiers, and torched several homes during a raid in northern Cameroon.

Residents-flee-as-Boko-Haram-kill-37-in-Borno-CommunitiesThe attack at the town of Blame, near the Nigerian border, led to the death “of two soldiers from BIR (an elite army unit) and eight civilians,” a security source said.

A BIR officer also confirmed the toll.

The Islamists also burnt several houses in the town, which lies near Lake Chad, before retreating to Nigeria, the security source said.

Nigeria’s neighbours, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, which have all suffered attacks by Boko Haram, launched a regional force earlier this year to end a conflict that has claimed more than 15,000 lives since 2009.

Many of the insurgents are hiding out in Lake Chad, a shallow, marshy water body dotted with hundreds of islets, and in Nigeria’s Sambisa Forest near the border with Cameroon.

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