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Six children killed in Cameroon school shooting

Gunmen killed at least six children and badly wounded about eight others when they stormed a school in Cameroon's Anglophone South West Region on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, officials and parents told Reuters.

The attacks occurred around midday when the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and entered the school in the city of Kumba, in an area where separatist insurgents operate, the sources said.

Many were injured when they jumped from second storey windows in an attempt to escape.

Videos circulating on social media filmed by local journalists showed adults rushing from the school with children in their arms, surrounded by a crowd of wailing onlookers.

Local education official Ahhim Abanaw Obase confirmed the death toll and said that eight children were taken to hospital. He said the dead children were aged between 12 and 14.

(Source: Reuters)

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