Sun. Mar 29th, 2020

Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

Yaoundé (AFP) – Cameroon’s army on Monday denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a restive anglophone region, blaming instead an “unfortunate accident” caused by an explosion of fuel during a firefight. Up to 22 civilians, 14 of them children, died in the incident on Friday, according to the United Nations — deaths which opposition parties blamed on members of the armed forces. An army investigation found that the deaths happened when fuel exploded in an exchange of gunfire with anglophone separatists and caused a fire, he said.

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