Eight troops from Cameroon and 107 Boko Haram Takfiri group have been killed in fighting in the north of Cameroon, according to the defense ministry in a statement state radio announcement on Friday.
The terrorist group has stepped up attacks into Cameroon from its stronghold in northeastern Nigeria, where it is attempting to create a de facto so-called “Islamist state”.
In May, Cameroon declared war on Boko Haram in response to atrocities committed by the Takfiri group.
Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly gun and bomb attacks in various parts of Nigeria since 2009.
In mid-April, the Takfiri group also abducted around 300 teenage schoolgirls from Chibok school in Borno state.
Boko Haram – whose name means “Western education is forbidden” – says its goal is to overthrow the Nigerian government.