Dozens killed in new violence in CAR

 Dozens killed in new violence in CAR
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  • calendar-gray 29 October 2016

Baku-APA. A new round of violence has killed dozens of people in Central African Republic (CAR), according to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

 

Approximately "six gendarmes and four civilians were killed Friday morning in an ambush between Grimari to Bambari," UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA said in a communique that reached Xinhua on Saturday. The communique did not provide the identity of the attackers and motive of the attack.

 

This attack came a day after a bloody raid by suspected ex-rebel force Seleka killed at least 10 habitants and injured a dozen others on Thursday morning in Grimari.

 

The communique also said the confrontation on Friday between anti-Balaka forces and Seleka in Mbriki and Belima, which are closer to Bambari, left 15 people killed and a number of others wounded.

 

"MINUSCA also condemns an armed attack conducted Friday afternoon by anti-Balaka against 8 officials," said the communique.

 

Security situation is deteriorating in CAR, despite expectations for violence to go down after the election in Feb. 14 elected Faustin-Archange Touadera as president to end the 2-year political crisis since Seleka took power in 2013.

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