At least 2 soldiers killed in ambush in Cameroon's troubled Anglophone region-Xinhua

At least 2 soldiers killed in ambush in Cameroon's troubled Anglophone region

Source: Xinhua| 2022-08-27 22:40:16|Editor: huaxia

YAOUNDE, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least two soldiers were killed early Saturday by separatist fighters in Cameroon's war-torn Anglophone region of Northwest, army sources said.

Separatist fighters ambushed and attacked the soldiers in Mbot village of the region, according to a local army official who declined to be named.

"The soldiers were riding on a motorcycle when they were waylaid and shot at by the separatist terrorists. The motorcyclist who was transporting them was also killed in the attack," the official said and added that army reinforcement was in pursuit of the fighters.

Since 2017, separatist fighters seeking to establish an independent state in these regions have been clashing with government forces in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions, Northwest and Southwest.

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