By Simon Ateba/Lagos @simonateba
Mines planted by Boko Haram terrorists exploded in Cameroon’s far north region on Sunday when a security vehicle climbed them, leaving several soldiers badly injured.
Local newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, said at least four soldiers had been confirmed injured between Wambeche and Waza.
The government had not yet spoken about the incident but on Saturday, an ambush by Boko Haram around the same area killed a captain after a bloody fight.
The United States deployed 90 soldiers to Cameroon on Monday to help defeat the terrorists who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in March. President Barack Obama said 300 soldiers will be deployed in all to Cameroon and will remain there until they are no longer needed.
Amnesty International said last month that Boko Haram killed about 400 civilians in Cameroon between November last year and last month.