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11 killed in CAR clashes
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At least 11 people were killed in clashes in Central African Republicís capital this week.

The clashes were set off by the murder of an army officer, the countryís United Nationís peacekeeping mission said on Thursday.


 
Fighting erupted in Banguiís PK5 neighbourhood, a Muslim enclave in the majority Christian nationís capital, after Commander Marcel Mombeka, a former aide to ex-President Catherine Samba-Panza, was shot dead in his car on Tuesday.

Reuters reported that Central African Republic has been plagued by inter-religious violence since 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka fighters seized power, prompting reprisals from Christian militias, known as anti-balaka.

ďAt this stage we think (the victims) are all civilians, excluding the army officer who was killed first,Ē said UN mission spokesman, Herve Verhoosel.

ď14 people are still missing and another 14 were wounded.Ē


Source: http://nignews.com.ng/11-killed-in-car-clashes/



 

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