8 separatists killed in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-11 09:55:56|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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YAOUNDE, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Cameroonian forces on Monday killed eight armed separatists in Bui, a division in the country's troubled Anglophone region of Northwest, local officials said.

Among those killed were two separatist commanders, according to local sources. Mark Bareta, a popular separatist activist, confirmed the information on his Facebook page.

On the same day, a lieutenant of the Cameroonian army was killed and several other soldiers were seriously injured by armed separatists in the same region, a statement of the army said.

More than 430,000 people have been displaced internally since armed separatist forces declared the "independence" of the two English-speaking regions from the largely French-speaking country in November 2017, the United Nations said.

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