Six Cameroonian troopers had been killed Friday in an assault by Boko Haram jihadists within the far north of the nation, authorities stated on Sunday.
9 different troopers had been injured within the assault carried out on a army submit at Soueram close to Fotokol within the Lake Chad area by armed males, a military officer and two high-ranking officers within the native administration informed AFP, talking on situation of anonymity.
5 troopers died throughout the assault and a sixth succumbed to his accidents on Sunday, one of many officers informed AFP.
The toll was confirmed by the opposite official, in addition to a military officer, who additionally stated the killers had been members of Boko Haram.
Soueram may be very near the border with Nigeria within the restive Lake Chad area.
On June 10, 17 Cameroonian troopers had been killed in an assault in the identical area.
The jihadist rebellion which began in 2009 has killed greater than 27,000 folks, displaced some two million, and spilled over into neighbouring nations, sparking a dire humanitarian disaster.