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Central African Republic: 25 killed during violence says UN

Central African Republic: 25 killed during violence says UN

Central African Republic; About 25 people were killed during the violent clashes in the Central African Republic according to the United Nations.

According to the united nation mission more than 15 people lost their lives on Thursday as fright was spread between Muslim fighters of the former Seleka militia and the Christian vigilante anti-Balaka group, it said.

The clashes spread and four civilians and six police officers were killed on Friday. It was a deadly and continues row of violence and clashes between the Muslims and Christian community. Religious and ethical clashes between different groups has taken hundreds of lives but government has failed to enforce law in order in the country.

In a statement on Saturday, the Minusca mission said “clashes between elements of the anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka caused 15 deaths and a number of wounded” in the town of Bambari, about 250km (150 miles) north-east of the capital Bangui.

It added that “six gendarmes and four civilians lost their lives on Friday morning in an ambush on the Bambari-Grimari road”.

The UN mission urged all armed groups to end “the cycle of attack and reprisal”.

Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the CAR since 2013.

More than 12,000 UN peacekeepers are deployed in the country.

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