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One soldier killed in Cameroon’s war-torn Anglophone region

One soldier was killed by gunmen early Wednesday in Buea of Southwest, one of Cameroon’s two war-torn English-speaking regions, the military said.

“The army is now moving from one neighbourhood to the other arresting youths. I have seen more than 50 youths arrested already,” a resident who asked not to be named told Xinhua.

A military source told Xinhua that the soldier was killed by armed separatists.

“They also abducted several civilians,” the source said.

On Tuesday, at least four civilians were shot dead in the two war-torn Anglophone regions of Northwest and Southwest as armed separatists began what they called a “10-day lockdown.”

Separatists have banned all sorts of activities in the regions from Tuesday to Feb. 14 in a move to disrupt National Youth Day activities expected to be celebrated on Feb. 11.

Recently, clashes between government forces and armed separatists are escalating in Cameron’s two anglophone regions. Enditem

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