Fighting in Central African Republic kills 30, dozens injured: UN

Central African Republic descended into conflict in 2013 when Muslim Seleka rebels overthrew the Christian president.

By: AP | Bangui | Updated: October 13, 2016 11:16 pm
Central african republic, UN, united nations, UN peacekeeping mission, Kaga-Bandoro, people killed, muslim rebels, central african rebublic violence, world news, indian express Attacks in Kaga-Bandoro overnight Wednesday killed at least 13 civilians and wounded 41 others. (Source: Google Maps)

Thirty people were killed and 57 hurt in clashes between mainly-Muslim militia and UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic, the UN mission said on Thursday.

Thousands displaced from violence have gathered near the UN base in Central African Republic.

Central African Republic descended into conflict in 2013 when Muslim Seleka rebels overthrew the Christian president. That ushered in a brutal reign in which the Muslims committed atrocities. When the rebel leader left power, a backlash by the Christian anti-Balaka militia against Muslim civilians followed, and sectarian violence has continued.

Hundreds of the former Seleka rebels have regrouped in Kaga-Bandoro.

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