Islamic State West Africa Province, formerly known as Boko Haram, has massacred at least 17 Cameroonian soldiers in the country’s far north, the militants said on Friday.
Site Intelligence Group, which monitors terror activities around the world, quoted Boko Haram as saying that the attack took place in Fotokol area in Cameroon’s far north, not far from the border with Nigeria where Abubakar Shekau’s men have wreaked havoc since 2009, killing more than 25,000 people and displacing more than two million.
On Thursday, a massive attack in Borno State left at least 19 Nigerian soldiers injured and several others missing. At least three civilians were also wounded, the Nigerian Army said in a statement.
Details about the latest attack in Cameroon were still sketchy, but if confirmed, it will be the second biggest military casualty in Cameroon after about 38 soldiers were killed in 2013.
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