Death toll from Friday's Central African Republic clashes was six

by Garry Watts September 21, 2016, 1:13
Death toll from Friday's Central African Republic clashes was six

MINUSCA has chose to reinforce its military presence in Kaga Bandoro and Ndomete to prevent any further deterioration of the security situation, in line with its mandate to protect civilians.

At least 20 people have been killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) in attacks allegedly carried out by elements of a rebel group, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country confirmed. The Seleka (rebels) went door to door ... "The village chief was among the victims", he said.

In what was reportedly the worst violence in the country for months, rebels from the former Seleka group - an alliance of rebel militia factions that overthrew the auto government in March 2013 - attacked the village of Ndomete, about 220 miles north of the capital city of Bangui on Friday.

According to the BBC, UN peacekeepers said they had intervened to stop further violence in the northern town of Kaga Bandoro, near where the killings happened.

The United Nations says aid access in the country is hindered by insecurity and violence, and there have more than a dozen attacks against aid workers.

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In early 2013, Seleka toppled the then-President Francois Bozize, who was replaced by Michel Am-Nondokro Djotodia, the first Muslim to hold the presidency in the auto.

CAR, which holds reserves of uranium, gold and diamonds, suffered the biggest crisis in its half-century of independence in early 2013 when Seleka toppled Francois Bozize, the president at the time.

Christian militias reacted by engaging in large-scale attacks against the minority Muslims.

In February former prime minister Faustin-Archange Touadera was elected president, bringing hope that political and religious conflict would subside, but rebel and militia fighters are still active outside the capital. But rebel and militia fighters are still active throughout the country outside the capital.


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