JOHANNESBURG, December 1– Two police officers have died after coming under attack by suspected Anglophone separatists in Cameroon, the government has said.
The officers were taking part in a routine patrol in Otu, in South-West Province, government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary told news agency AFP.
Another police officer and a soldier were also wounded in Thursday’s attack.
Four soldiers were killed on Wednesday in the same region, bringing to 10 the total number of security forces killed in attacks during November.
Cameroon is facing an escalating political crisis, with dozens killed following protests by the country’s English-speaking minority demanding equality from the mainly Francophone government.
The spiking tensions have been accompanied by growing calls for independence by the English-speaking minority.
– African News Agency (ANA)