Cameroon forces kill 10 Boko Haram fighters, arrest more
A Cameroon troop commander said that armed forces killed 10 suspected Boko Haram fighters who had launched an attack on a town bordering Nigeria on Tuesday.Updated: Aug 11, 2015 23:14 IST
A Cameroon troop commander said that armed forces killed 10 suspected Boko Haram fighters who had launched an attack on a town bordering Nigeria on Tuesday.
Col. Jacob Kodji stated that hundreds of fighters entered the border town of Ashigashia in Cameroon early on Tuesday morning, shooting into the air. He said the insurgents retreated when reinforcements arrived to back the Cameroonian soldiers.
Col. Kodji said two soldiers were seriously wounded and 10 attackers were killed. He said some arrests were made, and that no civilian casualties were reported after the skirmish.
Boko Haram has extended its attacks into Cameroon.
In August 2014, insurgents occupied Ashigashia for three weeks before Cameroonian forces recaptured the territory. More than 10,000 Cameroonians and Nigerians living in the border town fled to a neighboring town in Cameroon's Far North region.