50 killed in Central Africa Republic militia clashes

CAR crisis

Clashes between rival armed groups in Bria, a strategic town in eastern Central African Republic, have left dozens of dead, a senior official said on Tuesday.

“There are about 50 dead. Some bodies were immediately buried by relatives, so it is difficult to give a precise figure,” said the prefect of Haute-Kotto department, Evariste Binguinidji.

The clashes are the latest test to a nearly year-old agreement aimed at bringing peace to the CAR, a country torn by militia violence. Punch


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