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Priests, nun seized in latest Cameroon kidnapping

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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen seized two Italian priests and a Canadian nun in northern Cameroon overnight Saturday, in the latest kidnapping of Westerners in the remote, insurgency-wracked corner of west Africa. 

This picture taken on March 30, 2014 shows the Mandara mountains in the east of Nigeria, where some members of the radical Islamist movement Boko Haram have taken refuge according to Cameroonian police

The attack occurred overnight in the small parish of Tchere, which lies about 40 miles (60 kilometres) from the corner of northern Nigeria that serves as a base for the Islamist Boko Haram group.

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