Militants with suspected ties to Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed 10 people in a raid on a remote village in north Cameroon, police say.
According to a BBC report, nine bus passengers and a soldier were shot dead after coming “face-to-face” with heavily armed militants in Zigague, they add.
The son of a local chief was kidnapped in the attack, local media reports.
Boko Haram has intensified cross-border raids into Cameroon in recent weeks.
It follows the deployment of more than 1,000 soldiers to Cameroon’s border with Nigeria last month, in a bid to prevent such attacks.
“A group of people we think are linked with Boko Haram made an incursion this afternoon in Zigague. They blocked the road and opened fire,” a police officer told AFP news agency.
The villagers were killed when the militants were confronted by Cameroonian soldiers, according to local media.