At least eight children were killed and a dozen injured in an attack on a school in Kumba, the Southwest Region, Cameroon. Attackers arrived on motorcycles and in civilian clothes, assaulting the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy with guns and machetes at around midday on Saturday, October 24. There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, in the country with a French-speaking majority, there has been an ongoing struggle between the government and armed separatists in the English-speaking west demanding independence. Both sides have been accused of carrying out atrocities in a conflict that has left some 3,000 dead and forced many from their homes.