The department's deputy spokesman, Robert Palladino, called on Cameroon's military and separatist fighters in the country's northwestern region to begin 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" on Tuesday, Palladino said. "Cameroonian officials have assured us that a full investigation has been opened and the results will be shared with us." (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and David Alexander; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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