An IED attack targeted last May 16 a vehicle of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR), an elite unit of the Cameroonian army.
The incident that reportedly claimed the lives of at least three soldiers happened on a road in Mabonji, on the outskirts of Kumba, in the southwest region. Separatists active in the area are suspected, but the attack has not yet been claimed. And the death toll has not been confirmed by official sources, but images of the damaged vehicle and the bodies of the soldiers are shared on social media.
The ongoing war against armed separatists began in 2017. Despite the government's responses, numerous militias have formed against the army and civilians. The conflict has already left more than 6,000 people dead and about 700,000 displaced.