28 killed in CAR violence - Police

2014-12-18 11:38
Central African Republic violence. (Issouf Sanogo, AFP)

Central African Republic violence. (Issouf Sanogo, AFP)

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Bangui - At least 28 people were killed and dozens were injured in the latest clashes between armed groups in the Central African Republic, police said on Thursday.

"Violent clashes broke out on Tuesday in the centre of Mbres," an official from the armed police told AFP, adding that the death toll had been given by the local Red Cross.

The clashes in the former French colony were the latest pitting the so-called "anti-balaka" militia formed by the Christian majority against mainly Muslim rebels who led a March 2013 coup, the official said.

Mbres, 300km from the capital Bangui, has been the scene of several clashes in recent weeks.

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