Explosive kills 5 Cameroonian soldiers, civilian in Northwest region


Authorities in Cameroon said five soldiers and a civilian were killed early Wednesday in the troubled English-speaking region of Northwest when an improvised explosive device hit their vehicle.

The soldiers were part of a government convoy that had traveled to the remote sub-divisions of Njikwa and Ngie to install newly appointed sub-prefects. The blast occurred when they were returning from the installation ceremony, according to Northwest regional chief of communication, Louis Marie.

The civilian killed was a government official. “They were killed by terrorists,” Marie said referring to armed separatists who are known to be operating in the area.

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Source: XINHUANET News