Cameroon Says It Killed 100 Boko Haram Militants, Freed 900 Hostages

December 2, 2015 2:59 PM

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Cameroon Says It Killed 100 Boko Haram Militants, Freed 900 Hostages

The country is part of a 8,700-strong task force comprising troops of Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin, aimed at destroying Boko Haram.

YAOUNDE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Cameroon's army, backed up by a regional task force, has killed at least 100 members of the militant Islamist Boko Haram group and freed 900 people it had held hostage, the west African country's army and defense ministry said on Wednesday.

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