BAMBARI (LNC) — Some a dozen people, mostly civilians, have been killed in new clashes in the city of Bambari.
The clashes took place a few days after the country’s presidential election held in mid-February, which brought former Prime Minister Faustin Archange Touadera to presidency.
That started Friday were between a faction of former rebel coalition, Seleka, and Anti-Balaka armed men.
According to Joseph Zoundeko, chief of staff of People’s Front for CAR Renaissance, a faction of Seleka, in a interview with the chinese agency ‘Xinhua’ on Monday: the clashes were triggered by the death of a member of another seleka faction (UPC), suspected to be killed by Anti-Balaka.
In retaliation, UPC members attacked Anti-Balaka men in Bambari and its surrounding areas on Friday.
Violence continued until Sunday, leaving “between 10 to 11” people killed, Joseph said.
Zoundeko wows calm was restored on Monday.
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