Cameroon Separatists Stage Attack Near Douala
Authorities in Cameroon say anglophone rebels have attacked military posts near the country's port city of Douala, killing several people. The attack is the closest the separatist conflict has come to Douala since fighting broke out in 2017.
Officials say the separatists killed at least six people and wounded many others without giving a figure.The government said it is yet to confirm the identities of victims but rebels and villagers said they killed five troops and a civilian.
Cameroon's English-speaking separatists have been fighting since 2017 to carve out an independent state from the French-speaking majority nation. The rebels have vowed to attack all military posts along the borders with Cameroon's Francophone regions.
Speaking via a messaging app, Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua, governor of Cameroon's Littoral region, which includes Matouke and Douala, said he visited the injured in a military hospital Monday night.
Diboua said both the military and civilians will not accept separatists extending attacks and disorder to Douala, an economic hub in central Africa.
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Cameroon's conflict-ridden anglophone regions