UN: At least 1 dead, 20 injured in CAR

2018-07-18 13:06


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The United Nations says at least one civilian was killed and more than 20 others were injured along with three UN peacekeepers during an exchange of fire in the Central African Republic (CAR) between the UN troops and fighters from the mainly Christian anti-Balaka militia.

The UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said the peacekeepers were responding to an anti-Balaka attack on Pombolo village in southeastern Mbomou prefecture on Tuesday.

He said the UN mission in CAR reported that "the assailants fled into nearby bushes" and villagers sought protection outside the UN base where the injured received first aid.

Haq said militia casualties are being verified.

Separately, he said peacekeepers responded to an intrusion on Monday at an international NGO in Batangafo in northwestern Ouham prefecture where a local employee was shot and injured.

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