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17 Jun 2019 | 08:36 AM UTC

Cameroon: Four police officers killed by landmine in Southwest region June 15

Cameroon News Alert

Four Cameroonian soldiers killed by a landmine explosion in the Southwest region June 15

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Douala). COUNTRY/REGION Eyumojock (Southwest region)

Event

Four Cameroonian police officers were killed by a landmine explosion in Eyumojock (Southwest region) on Saturday, June 15. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although separatist militants are highly suspected. Further such attacks are likely in the near term.

Context

Cameroon's English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions remains tense due to an ongoing separatist movement and conflict between armed groups and the government. Strikes, unrest, and violence has been common since November 2016 and has escalated since October 2017 following a unilateral proclamation of independence.

Advice

Individuals in Northwest and Southwest regions are advised to closely monitor the situation, follow all instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. particularly curfews), and avoid protests or large gatherings due to the risk of associated violence.

 

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