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Militia attack neighbourhoods in C. African Republic's capital

Source: Reuters - Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:26 AM
Author: Reuters
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BANGUI, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Christian militia forces known as 'anti-balaka' attacked Muslim neighbourhoods of the capital of Central African Republic on Friday, according to residents and African peacekeepers, sending heavy and light arms fire ringing out across Bangui.

"Anti-balaka fighters attacked the PK 5 neighbourhood and another neighbourhood called Fatima," said a spokesman for the African Union peacekeeping force, MISCA. He said MISCA troops were on their way to the fighting.

The spokesman also said that a Chadian peacekeeper injured in an attack on a MISCA patrol on Thursday had died of his wounds. (Reporting by Bate Felix; Writing by Daniel Flynn Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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