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Suicide bomber kills 4 in northern Cameroon

A child bomber killed four members of a local self-defence group late on Tuesday in northern Cameroon, an area often targeted by Boko Haram jihadists in their long-running insurgency. The attack in the village of Amchide, near the Nigerian border, was confirmed on Wednesday by a member of the self-defence …

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Nigeria: President Buhari vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will reinvigorate its campaign against the Islamic extremist insurgency in the country’s northeast as he spoke to the nation for the first time on Monday after returning from London where he spent more than three months for medical treatment. “Terrorists and criminals must …

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Nigeria: 27 killed, over 80 wounded in suicide bomb attack

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, local sources said. A woman bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri, the epicenter of the conflict between government forces and …

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Suicide bomber killed at least seven people in northern Cameroon

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in a small town in northern Cameroon near the Nigeria border, a local official and a military source said on Sunday. The attack occurred on Saturday near Amchide in Cameroon’s Far North region, which has become a target for Boko Haram …

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Over 30 people missing in Cameroon military boat accident

More than 30 people are missing after a boat belonging to an elite Cameroonian military unit sank off the coast on Sunday, the president’s office said. The logistics boat belonging to the Rapid Intervention Brigade, which has fought Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in recent years, was carrying 37 people …

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Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack

A double suicide attack killed six civilians on Wednesday in Cameroon’s restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said. The deadly blasts happened in Kolofata, where nine people died in a double suicide bombing in early June. “There were eight killed, six civilians …

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