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Published On: Sun, Dec 28th, 2014

100 Boko Haram killed, 200 arrested in Cameroon

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The Cameroon military forces have defeated Boko Haram fighters, in another encounter, north of the country, the Chinese news agency, Xinhua has reported.

More than 100 suspected Nigerian Boko Haram militants were killed and over 200 arrested during an operation conducted by Cameroonian army on Friday night in Far-North town of Doble, an army source told Xinhua over phone It was the second major routing of the Boko Haram fighters by Cameroon forces in less than two weeks.

On 17 December, in clashes in the border trading town of Amchide, Cameroon forces also killed about 180 fighters of Boko Haram.

Xinhua which also reported it said about 3,000 Boko Haram fighters were involved in the attack against Cameroon, but they were subdued after losing 180 men, with three Cameroon soldiers also killed.

The latest face-off near the Nigerian border starred Cameroon Air Force and Rapid Intervention Battalion, an elite army unit stationing in the north.

During the operation, three Cameroonian air force pilots were seriously injured, a military source told Xinhua.

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