MORA , Cameroon, June 26 (UPI) -- Cameroon has intensified a crackdown on Boko Haram militants on its border with Nigeria, killing 10 suspected members and arresting 50 suspected collaborators.
The latest incident occurred Wednesday in the border town of Mora, where the Cameroon military attacked what appeared to be a wedding celebration, but was either a Boko Haram disguise or their use of a civilian wedding party as a distraction before an attack.
"Look over there, a few kilometers from here, it is Nigeria. We heard people dancing and singing like in a wedding feast," said witness Bevina Paul. Shooting and explosions then began, and the Cameroon military said that, in addition to the 10 deaths, vehicles and a large quantity of weapons were confiscated.
Forty suspected Boko Haram members were detained last week in the Cameroon town of Maroua, and a market was sealed off where weapons were believed to have been hidden.