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Militants kill 11 in Waza Region 

Militants of the extremist Boko Haram group have killed at least 11 persons and injured half a dozen others in an attack on a commuter bus in the Waza area in northern Cameroon.

The attack, which took place late on Thursday, is only one in a series of deadly incursions by the group from its bases in neighbouring Nigeria.

Barely a few days earlier, about 1000 Boko Haram militants carried out a daring attack on the Achigachia military base, eventually seizing the base. Cameroon reacted with airstrikes, which helped the army retake the base after three days of fighting. State media reported that 50 militants were killed in the riposte, while seven were taken prisoner. The army lost two officers.

In another attack in Mozogo, Far North Region, Boko Haram militants gunned down 23 people, authorities said.

In an official statement, the communication ministry praised the efforts of the army, saying soldiers have been fighting Boko Haram militants with “commitment and faith”.

Cameroonian authorities are reportedly beefing up the army with up to 20,000 recruits to tackle the threat posed by Boko Haram, which is typically described as an Islamist because since it aspires to institute Sharia law in northern Nigeria. Its recent attacks in northern Cameroon suggests the group may have territorial ambitions across several countries, very much like the Islamic State in the Middle East.

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