At least 15 killed in Cameroon separatist clashes -Amnesty

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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 - 06:33 GMT

A still image taken from a video shows riot police walk along a street in the English-speaking city of Buea, Cameroon October 1, 2017. via REUTERS TV/File Photo

A still image taken from a video shows riot police walk along a street in the English-speaking city of Buea, Cameroon October 1, 2017. via REUTERS TV/File Photo

BAMENDA, Cameroon- 2 October 2017: At least 15 people have died in clashes between security forces and protesters in Cameroon's English-speaking regions, Amnesty International said, an area where a separatist movement is gathering strength.

Violence broke out on Sunday after local groups called protests against what they say is their marginalisation by veteran ruler Paul Biya's Francophone-dominated government. Witnesses said security forces opened fire, often at close range.

"I now have confirmation of at least 15 killed in several towns," Ilaria Allegrozzi, Amnesty International's Lake Chad region researcher, told Reuters.

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