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Boko Haram kill dozens in Cameroon

Militant Muslim extremist rebels Boko Haram

Militant Muslim extremist rebels Boko Haram

Published Feb 5, 2015

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Yaounde, Cameroon - Boko Haram fighters have shot or burned to death nearly 100 civilians and wounded 500 in ongoing fighting in a Cameroonian border town near Nigeria, according to officials in Cameroon.

Some 800 Islamic extremists attacking the town of Fotokol have “burned churches, mosques and villages and slaughtered youth who resisted joining them to fight Cameroonian forces,” Information Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakari said Thursday.

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The insurgents also looted livestock and food in the fighting that began Wednesday and is continuing Thursday, Bakari told The Associated Press.

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