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Cameroon defense minister warns foreigners against travel

Cameroon's defense minister has called on all foreign nationals in the country's restive regions to be cautious after an American missionary died after being shot in the head amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers the northwest

Reported by: AP [ Published on: October 31, 2018 17:45 IST ]
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YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's defense minister has called on all foreign nationals in the country's restive regions to be cautious after an American missionary died after being shot in the head amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers the northwest.

Joseph Beti Assomo said Wednesday that Anglophone regions are dangerous and encouraged those visiting to inform the military so safety can be assured.

Charles Trumann Wesco, a missionary from the U.S. state of Indiana had been in the region with his wife Stephanie and eight children for nearly two weeks before the shooting. Stephanie's father, Don Williams, had said two shots hit the windshield of a car the couple were traveling in and struck him.

Armed separatists in Cameroon's north and south west English-speaking regions have been fighting to create an independent state.

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