Soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram terrorists in Cameroon

Soldiers killed 27 members of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram and arrested ten others in northern Cameroon, the commander of a regional army force said Thursday.

A Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) - set up by Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Benin and Cameroon to fight Boko Haram across borders – ambushed a group of terrorists on Wednesday near the town of Fotokol, located close to the border with Nigeria, MJTF commander Bouba Dobekreo told dpa.

No soldiers were killed during the clashes, according to Dobekreo.

Boko Haram poses a steady threat to communities in the north-east of Nigeria and has also launched offensives in neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon. The group's goal is to enforce a strict interpretation of Islamic law, known as sharia.

Since 2009, at least 14,000 people have died at the hands of the Sunni fundamentalists.

Last update: Thu, 18/08/2016 - 11:25
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