Cameroonian troops have confirmed that 17 fighters from the insurgent group Boko Haram have died in clashes with Cameroon troops in the border town of Amchide.
Cameroonian soldiers foiled an attack In the a village and managed to prevent casualties.
“Fifteen Boko Haram (fighters) were killed Tuesday and several others injured,” a source close to regional authorities told AFP after the clash.
Although a multi regional task force had been set up in West Africa to combat Boko Haram, the group has grown in strenght. With increased military pressure, the group now focuses on soft targets particularly in Nigeria.
The cameroonian Army did not sustain any casualties from the attack. .
Amchide is a border from the Nigerian city of Banki,and has been occupied by Boko Haram for over a year.
According to the AFP, At the entrance to Gouzoudou village, which is also located in Cameroon’s far north, two female suicide bombers blew themselves up,