Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack on an army base in the Lake Chad area on Monday that left six Cameroonian soldiers dead, according to a report by AFP.
“Boko Haram attacked a base of the Mixed Multinational Force on the island of Darak (on Lake Chad) at around 22:00 on Monday,” a military source revealed to AFP.
Another source added that a civilian from a vigilante counter-terrorist group was also killed.
Reuters reported that suspected Boko Haram militants also launched two separate attacks in Cameroon, including a foiled suicide-bombing attempt, but neither claimed any casualties.
“Between yesterday and today there were three attacks: in Darak, in Diguina and a thwarted kamikaze strike in the Kolofata [camp],” a senior military source told Reuters. All three attacks were carried out in the Far North Region of Cameroon.
The attempted suicide bomber, the source added, was a woman who attempted to enter a military post near an internally displaced persons camp. After refusing to stop running, military officers neutralized her, preventing her from detonating her bomb.
In Diguina, insurgents burned houses, but no civilians were killed, according to the same source.
Cameroon is part of the multinational coalition fighting Boko Haram that includes Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Benin. According to the International Crisis Group, more than 1500 people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon.