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24 Boko Haram militants killed in clash with gov’t forces

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Twenty-four alleged members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram were reported killed on Monday night in the Cameroonian town of Wambache (far north) after fierce fighting with the government forces backed by the African Union joint multinational force deployed at the Lake Chad Basin, security sources told APA.

Two Cameroonian soldiers were also injured in the fighting which ended early on Tuesday.

The same night, the terrorists killed a resident of the Oulamso village and torched several houses before fleeing into the darkness. A few hours earlier they had stolen the vehicle of a police commissioner in charge of intelligence.

Inanother development, Boko Haram elements murdered a member of the vigilance committee in the town of Mozogo shortly after looting houses in Kerawa village.

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According to a report by Amnesty International, Boko Haram has killed around 400 civilians in Cameroon between January and mid-September 2015 and described the killings as war crimes.

“The sect killed indiscriminately, destroyed civilian property, abducted people and used children for suicide attacks,” the report reads in part.

These accusations against the Cameroonian army were described as “groundless” by the government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary.

APA

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