At least 20 killed during rebel attack in western CAR

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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At least 20 people were killed in an attack by armed rebels on a town in Central African Republic, a local official and residents said Thursday.

Dozens of others were wounded when heavily armed rebels of the newly formed group Return, Reclamation and Rehabilitation – or 3R – attacked the western town of Bocaranga, said Euzede Ngaisset, the deputy mayor of the neighbouring town, Koui.

Residents said the armed men also looted a local Catholic church.

Many residents fled the area, according to Ngaisset.

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in CAR, MINUSCA, said it sent troops to Bocaranga to secure the town.

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