Two Cameroonian security personnel killed in ambush in restive Anglophone region

Soldiers patrol in Bafut, after the roof of a school's dormitory was set to fire overnight, on November 15, 2017, in the northwest English-speaking region of Cameroon. Authorities in Cameroon have imposed a night-time curfew on November 8, 2017 and ordered the closure of shops and public places in the main city in a region rocked by unrest among the country's anglophone minority. Four makeshift bombs exploded overnight on November 12, a week after four soldiers were killed in the two administrative areas where most of Cameroon's anglophone minority live. Their deaths have been blamed by the authorities on "terrorists" -- anglophones campaigning for the two English-speaking areas, the Northwest and Southwest Regions, to secede from Cameroon. / AFP PHOTO / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP via Getty Images)

At least two Cameroonian government soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected separatist fighters in the country’s restive Anglophone region, local defense sources said Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: Soldiers on patrol in Bafut in the northwest English-speaking region of Cameroon. /Getty Images

The incident occurred in Lipenja, a village of the Southwest region on Saturday.

A senior military official told Xinhua that the bodies of the two government forces were recovered after the gunmen ambushed the security checkpoint in the locality.

Two other members of the security were injured in the attack, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The separatist fighters started their conflict with government forces in 2017.