At least 15 kidnapped by unknown gunmen in eastern Cameroon

March 20, 2015 7:28 PM

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YAOUNDE (Reuters) - At least 15 people, including a mayor and local government officials, were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in eastern Cameroon near the restive border region with Central African Republic, authorities said on Friday.

The delegation, which included local councillors, was returning from a funeral on Thursday night when they were attacked near Garoua-Boulai, about 600 km (373 miles) northeast of the capital Yaounde.

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