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CAMEROON: BOKO HARAM STRIKES AGAIN

CAMEROON: BOKO HARAM STRIKES AGAIN
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The deadly Islamic terrorist sect Boko Haram showed up in the town of Darka in the Lac Tchad basin, extreme North of Cameroon in the night of 9th June breaking 10th attacking the arm forces’ position leaving considerable human casualties both in the ranks of the uniform men as well as civilians. Official sources says 16 soldiers and 8 injured, whereas 8 civilians perished in the attack. The assailants lunched the deadly attack at about 1am coming simultaneously from three fronts, the North, the West and the East.

A witness said those who came from the North were on horses that they had earlier seized from cattle rarer. Same witness underlined that despite the fierce resistance opposed by the Cameroonian army, it was important to make a tactical retreat. The assailants were in such a great number and heavily armed that any attempt to hold position was tantamount to a suicide. It is important to note that Boko Haram made a significant lost in its ranks too. 64 combatant crushed, 8 captured and 3 of their vehicles destroyed. The 30 000 inhabitant town of Darka suffered a lot of destruction, looting and hostage taking as a consequence of the attack.    


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