YAOUNDE (Reuters) - At least 15 people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on a bus in northern Cameroon, a senior local security official and a businessman said on Saturday. Over the last year, Boko Haram, which has killed thousands in its struggle to create a caliphate in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks on both sides of the border, forcing Cameroon to dispatch thousands of troops to its north. "Boko Haram elements on Thursday attacked a bus that was transporting many passengers from Kousseri to Maroua and killed 25 persons on the spot," said a senior officer in the military's BIR rapid reaction unit deployed in the region. The officer, who asked not to be named, said another 10 people had been severely injured and taken to Maroua hospital and he feared the death toll would rise. Maroua is the capital of the Far North region, which has seen the worst of the spillover of Nigeria's conflict. Cameroonian authorities were not available for comment on the attack, which took place in the evening of Jan. 1. However, a local businessman based in the north said travellers who reached the town of Maroua had confirmed the incident. Foncha Ngeh, who is based in Maroua, said travellers had told him there were at least 15 dead in the incident but many more had been injured and were being transported to Maroua for treatment. Ngeh said there had been a string of other attacks in the region, carried out by Islamists but also ordinary bandits targeting people travelling during the holidays with lots of cash. Late last month, Cameroon had to call on its air force to help troops dislodge Boko Haram fighters who briefly occupied a military camp after hundreds of militants mounted a wave of attacks on five northern towns. Raids by Boko Haram have forced many Cameroonians living along the porous border to abandon farms, raising the risk of food shortages in the semi-arid part of the country.
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
- Miami Herald
“You have changed my life forever,” one user wrote after discovering the feature.
- NBC Sports Washington
Charles Mann told the Sports Junkies on Wednesday that he is "not happy" with the new name that Washington settled on.
NY Attorney General Tish James says Trump changed his mind about her investigation into his company only after being subpoenaed for a deposition
In a new filing, New York Attorney General Letitia James claims Trump filed a lawsuit only so he could wriggle his way out of taking a deposition.
- Business Insider
Watch as a snowplow driver launches a spray of slush into oncoming highway traffic, leading to a 40-car accident on the Ohio Turnpike
The driver was immediately removed from their shift and placed on administrative leave, the turnpike commission's director said in a statement.
- The Daily Beast
Anna Moneymaker/GettyOn Sept. 4, 2017, according to his confession letter, Joel Greenberg called his friend Rep. Matt Gaetz with some bad news.A teenager both men had paid to have sex with was underage, Greenberg claimed. Now, two sources tell The Daily Beast, a cooperating witness can confirm details of that call for one damning reason: He was in Greenberg’s office when the call took place.The witness, “Big Joe” Ellicott—Greenberg’s longtime best friend and an employee at the Seminole County ta
- Best Life
Even though the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly two years, we're still learning about the virus and how it can affect our bodies. One area of understanding that has been particularly difficult to grasp has been the wide range of symptoms the virus can cause and how some can stick around long after recovery. Now, a new study has found that one symptom is having a long-term effect on about half of people who have caught COVID. Read on to see which ailment could be stic
- In The Know by Yahoo
Little boy has sweetest reaction when he spots parents in audience: ‘Proof that being present can make a big difference’
His whole face changed the second he saw them, and the footage is going viral.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The creature was found after a Crime Stoppers tip.
- The Providence Journal
Computer models continue to "boost confidence" that Southern New England will get hit with "a high impact winter storm" Saturday.
- KABC – Los Angeles
The family of an active mother of three who was allegedly refused the COVID-19 vaccine multiple times, is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Kaiser.
- CBS News Videos
Bill of the Month: Hospital charges family over $1,000 even though they were not treated by a doctor
Dhaval Bhatt's toddler went to the emergency room after he burned his hand on the stove. His son was not seen by a doctor, but Bhatt's hospital bill still totaled more than $1,000. Kaiser Health News' Editor-in-Chief Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal breaks down how this happened and what you should know before visiting an emergency room.
- Celtics Wire
B/R trade proposal sees Boston swapping a beloved face and a new arrival for an Atlanta Hawks big man
The fit is sound, but would it make both teams better?
- Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
The Olton-Farwell boys basketball game on Tuesday night was postponed after officials left following the girls game.
- Women's Health
Alexandra Daddario's ultra-toned abs and killer booty are total #goals in these new Instagram photos. Hot yoga and AMRAP workouts are her fitness go-tos.
Others don't think they're so nice...View Entire Post ›
- Kansas City Star
”I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week,” tweeted Brittany Matthews, co-owner of Kansas City Current and fiancee of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Is this transitional dressing?
- Raleigh News and Observer
The Sheriff’s Office believes the man was likely trying to steal a car’s catalytic converter when he got pinned under the car.
- Fox News
Lia Thomas' teammates realizing 'they will never, ever be able to beat this person,' Penn swimmer's dad says
The father of a female swimmer at Penn said his daughter and many of her teammates are realizing they "will never make it" to the winner’s podium while transgender swimmer Lia Thomas is on their team.
Octopuses are from space. I know, that sounds like the opening line of a cheesy science fiction movie from the black and white days of Hollywood. But it’s actually the main part of the argument behind a research paper published in an actual peer-reviewed journal. The paper was published in the journal Progress in Biophysics … The post New scientific paper claims octopuses are actually aliens from outer space appeared first on BGR.