20 people killed in Central African Republic clashes

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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imgThe new clashes in Central African Republic (CAR) have left at least 20 people killed, said an official source.

An official from CAR Public Security Ministry who declined to be named told Xinhua Sunday that the clashes took place in Kaga-Bandoro, a town in central CAR from Friday night to Saturday.

“The former rebel Seleka attacked the town and neighboring villages, leaving at least 20 killed, but the reason behind the clashes is not known at the moment,” said the official.

A civil war in CAR broke out on Dec. 10, 2012 between Seleka rebel coalition and government forces.

Seleka took power from former President Francois Bozize in March 2013 and the rebel’s leader Michel Djotodia declared himself as president.

Later Christian anti-balaka group started war against Muslim Seleka, leading to the resignation of Djotodia. A National Transitional council was established and elected Catherine Samba-Panza as provisional president until the second round of the new election on Feb. 14, 2016, in which Faustin Archange Touadera was elected as the president.

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