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Fighting breaks out in CAR

By on June 21, 2016

Two people died of gunshot wounds in fighting in the capital of Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday,
witnesses and medical authorities said.

Heavily armed members of the former rebel group Seleka took six police officers hostage in Bangui on Sunday, Jean Serge Bokassa, the minister of territorial administration and public security, said.

It was not clear if the shooting and kidnapping were linked. The gunfire died down as night fell, witnesses said.

Insecurity has persisted in the months since President Faustin-Archange Touadéra was sworn in in March.

Last friday, unidentified gunmen shot an MSF driver on the road between the towns of Sibut and Grimari northeast of Bangui. Last month, one of its drivers died in a similar incident.

Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) will suspend non-essential activity for three days, starting on Wednesday, to protest the killing of one of its drivers in an ambush, its country director said on Monday.

It is the group’s second suspension of operations in the country in a little over a month after acts of violence.

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