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Death toll rises to 17 in Cameroon as anglophones declare ‘independence’

At least 17 people were killed over the weekend in clashes linked to a symbolic declaration of independence by Cameroon ’ s anglophone minority, concurring sources said on Monday .

Amnesty International said “ at least” 17 people were killed by security forces in the country ’ s two English-speaking regions, a figure that concurred with a toll given by official sources, who said two Nigerians were among the dead . An earlier tally compiled by AFP put the death toll at seven, who were shot dead by security forces.

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