YAOUNDE, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Eighteen civilians have been kidnapped by terror group Boko Haram on Thursday in raids in Cameroon's Far North region, several security sources said on Friday.
The terrorists stormed "several localities" of the region, looted foodstuffs, and abducted 18 men and women, sources said.
The Cameroon army is conducting a rescue mission to secure the safe release of the hostages, according to local authorities.
On Tuesday, Boko Haram killed 4 civilians in the Far North region, according to the army.
About than 2,000 Cameroonians have been killed since Boko Haram since 2014, according to security reports.