Boko Haram kill soldier in Cameroon

2014-05-17 22:55
Abubakar Shekau claims to be the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. (Boko Haram/ AFP)

Abubakar Shekau claims to be the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. (Boko Haram/ AFP)

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Yaoundé - A Cameroonian soldier was killed and 10 Chinese nationals were feared kidnapped after an overnight attack in northern Cameroon believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria, police said on Saturday.

"Boko Haram Islamists attacked a camp (of road workers)... Ten Chinese cannot be found since the attack. We think they have probably been kidnapped," a local police chief said on condition of anonymity.

One Cameroonian soldier was killed, said the source, correcting an earlier statement which said a Chinese national died in the attack.

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