American was killed in Cameroon crossfire

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An American killed in Cameroon this week was caught in cross fire and not deliberately targeted, a US State Department spokesman said, after confirming the death of Charles Wesco, a Baptist missionary from Indiana.

The department’s deputy spokesman, Robert Palladino, called on Cameroon’s military and separatist fighters in the country’s north-western region to start talks immediately without preconditions to restore peace and resolve grievances.
“We have been in touch with senior Cameroonian government security officials and the victim was caught in cross fire”, Palladino said. “Cameroonian officials assure us a full investigation has been opened and the results will be shared.”