A picture taken on February 17, 2015 shows a Cameroonian soldier walking in the Cameroonian town of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria. AFP PHOTO/REINNIER KAZE
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At least seven civilians were killed Friday in a suicide attack in Kolofata, northern Cameroon, a region where Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are highly active, local officials said.Kolofata, which lies 10 kilometers (six miles) from the border with Nigeria, is located in a region of the same name which has been regularly targeted by Boko Haram extremists.The Kolofata attack came as Cameroonian troops have been sweeping the border area in order to weaken the extremists who are very active in northeastern Nigeria and the far north of Cameroon.Last week, Cameroon claimed its troops had dealt a major blow to Boko Haram, killing around 100 fighters and freeing 900 hostages in a three-day operation at the end of November.
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