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Two Italian priests kidnapped in Cameroon: official

The Mandara mountains in the east of Nigeria, where some members of the radical Islamist movement Boko Haram took refuge according to the Cameroonian police. The mountains can be seen from the Cameroonian border city of Kerawa.

ROME: Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by gunmen in northern Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry and media reports said on Saturday.

The attack occurred overnight in the north of the west African country, which borders violence-wracked Nigeria, according to the Ansa news agency. The Italian foreign ministry said that two priests from Italy's northern Vicenza region had been seized, but gave no other details.

 

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