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Boko Haram grenade attack kills 15 in north Cameroon

The incident happened in Nguetchewe village in Cameroon's far north region, near the country's border with Nigeria, and was carried out by suspected Boko Haram militants, the official said.The militants crossed from neighboring Nigeria around midnight and stormed an IDP camp, throwing a grenade in a group, killing 13 people instantly, according to Medjeweh Boukar, the town's mayor. "13 persons died on the spot and two died in the hospital and my convoy is now taking the bodies to the village," Boukar told CNN after the incident.Boukar said Cameroon's soldiers are investigating the attack.The ambush is the second this year in the region after about seven persons were killed in suicide bombings in April.
Boko Haram, originally from Nigeria, has been mounting attacks in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.The jihadist organization and its splinter group, the ISIS-aligned Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), have caused violence and destruction in Nigeria's northeast and the surrounding Sahel region over the last decaRead More – Source