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Cameroon army dismantles Boko Haram training camp

Iran Press TV

Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:50PM GMT

Cameroon's army says its forces have dismantled a training camp belonging to the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Takfiri militant group in the northernmost part of the African country.

In a Sunday statement, the army said the dismantled camp was located in the Mayo-Danay district in Cameroon's Far North region, without giving further details.

Boko Haram Takfiris have expanded their operations in Cameroon in recent months, launching cross-border attacks.

Last week, the militants carried out an attack on an army base in Cameroon near the border with Nigeria. However, Cameroonian troops repelled the terrorist raid, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden," says its goal is to overthrow the Nigerian government.

It has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly shooting attacks and bombings in various parts of Nigeria since the beginning of its operations in 2009, which have left more than 10,000 people dead so far.

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, nearly 650,000 Nigerians have fled their homes due to Boko Haram attacks and are displaced inside the African country, while thousands of others have taken refuge in neighboring countries.

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