Boko Haram militants on Friday, October 23, battled with soldiers in neighboring Cameroon after raiding a village in a remote border region.

According to Reuters, the insurgents attacked Kerawa in Cameroon’s far north zone on Thursday, October 22, leaving at least 12 people dead, the same day they carried out a similar raid nearby and a suicide bombing in neighboring Chad.

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“They (Boko Haram) slit the throats of between three and seven people yesterday and killed others,” the official added.

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Colonel Badjeck, the army’s spokesman said: “We are inflicting an extremely heavy death toll on Boko Haram’s side, I forcefully insist that Kerawa is not in Boko Haram’s hands.”

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