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Boko Haram slits civilians' throats in border town
04 February 2015, 15:19
Yaound - Boko Haram fighters slit civilians' throats and torched the main mosque in the Cameroon border town of Fotokol during an attack on Wednesday repelled by regional forces, residents said.
Also read: 200 Boko Haram fighters, nine Chadian soldiers killed in clashes: military
"They burnt houses and killed civilians as well as soldiers," a source close to security forces said. Several residents said civilians' throats were slit and reported that the main mosque was burnt in the town along the Nigerian border.
A screengrab from a video released by Nigerian Islamists Boko Haram shows the leader of the extremist group, Abubakar Shekau. (AFP)
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