BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have killed at least 10 people, including two soldiers, wounding others and torched several homes during a raid in northern Cameroon, security sources said Thursday.

Wednesday’s attack in the town of Blame, near the Nigerian border, led to the deaths “of two soldiers from BIR (an elite army unit) and eight civilians,” a security source said. A BIR officer also confirmed the toll.

The Islamists also burnt several houses in the town, which lies near Lake Chad, before retreating to Nigeria, the security source said. A Cameroonian soldier was killed and two others wounded earlier on Tuesday in another Boko Haram attack in the north of the country.

By Olisemeka Obeche (with agency reports)

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