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Cameroon: Forces to Be Added to Fight Boko Haram in North

Cameroon: Forces to Be Added to Fight Boko Haram in North

Cameroon plans to send an additional 2,000 soldiers to its Far North region after three suicide bombings in the past week in the regional capital, state radio said Monday. Boko Haram militants are suspected in the attacks. The central African nation has already deployed about 7,000 troops, alongside soldiers from Chad, Niger and Nigeria, to tackle Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency. The government has also shut down some mosques and Islamic schools in the Far North and imposed a curfew on bars after 6 p.m. The bombings in regional capital, Maroua, represent the deepest incursion by suspected Boko Haram militants into Cameroonian territory.

Source: Cameroon: Forces to Be Added to Fight Boko Haram in North – The New York Times

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