11 Killed In Central African Republic Violence

Central African Republic Violence

11 people have been killed in clashes in Bangui’s PK5 neighborhood, a Muslim enclave in the majority Christian nation of the Central African Republic (CAR)

Fighting erupted there, after Commander Marcel Mombeka, a former aide to former President Catherine Samba-Panza, was shot dead in his car on Tuesday.

The country has been plagued by inter-religious violence since 2013, when mainly Muslim Seleka fighters seized power, prompting reprisals from Christian militia, known as anti-Balaka.

The UN says six people, all of them civilians, were killed apart from the army officer who was killed first, in the north-western province last week, by unidentified assailants, who had fired on UN peacekeepers.

The UN mission spokesman Herve Verhoosel, also confirmed that fourteen people are still missing and another fourteen people were wounded.


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