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8 Cameroon soldiers, 107 Boko Haram terrorists killed in fighting

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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.

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