Friday, 03 December 2021 04:36 GMT

7 separatist militants killed by Cameroonian army in restless Anglophone region

(MENAFN) On Thursday, Oct. 21 Cameroon’s security forces halted a separatist assault in the war-torn English-speaking region of Northwest, leaving seven rebels and wounding scores of others, the military has noted.

The army noted in a declaration Thursday evening that a soldier was wounded in the encounter in Shuk, a village in the region, and considerable amount of arms were retrieved by government forces.

It noted scores of separatist fighters, equipped with guns and heavy weapons, ambushed and assaulted a military convoy.

The rebellion by separatists in Cameroon erupted in 2017, after separatist leaders announced "independence" of both Anglophone regions of Northwest and Southwest.

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