11 militants killed in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

Cameroon Soldiers

At least 11 militants were killed on Wednesday in clashes with the Cameroonian army in Nwa, a subdivision in the country’s troubled English-speaking region of Northwest, the army said on Thursday.

In a statement, the army said, they were killed when government forces ambushed their camp. Some escaped with serious injuries but no government soldier was wounded during the raid. Five other militants were captured “alive with their belongings”, according to local authorities.

Since 2017, government forces have been clashing with armed separatist forces who want the two English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest to secede from the majority French-speaking nation and form a new country which they call “Ambazonia.”

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