Suspected Boko Haram militants kill one Cameroonian soldier

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill one Cameroonian soldier
# 13 January 2015 04:20 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. One Cameroonian soldier from Rapid Intervention Battalion was killed in an ambush by suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram militants on Monday in Kolofata in Cameroon's Far-North Region bordering Nigeria, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The ambush took place at around 9:00 a.m. local time after the Cameroonian army and suspected Boko Haram militants exchanged fire for the whole night, an army source told Xinhua via phone.

In response to the ambush, the Cameroonian army claimed to have destroyed 15 vehicles used by the suspected Boko Haram militants and killed some attackers in the vehicles, but the number is not clear.

In late July last year, the wife of Cameroonian Vice Premier Amadou Ali was kidnapped along with 16 others by militants in Kolofata and they were released with 10 Chinese hostages kidnapped earlier by the same militant group on Oct. 11 last year.

On Jan. 5, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau warned in a video posted on Youtube the same fate will befall on Cameroon as neighboring Nigeria if Cameroon does not stop attacking them.

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