130 die in CAR vi­o­lence

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

KINSHASA: The resur­gence of vi­o­lence be­tween armed groups in parts of the Cen­tral African Repub­lic has left more than 130 civil­ians dead, 600 homes burned and thou­sands dis­placed.

The mil­i­tancy is char­ac­terised by bru­tal at­tacks and killings and tar­gets civil­ians and hu­man­i­tar­ian work­ers. It has led to refugees from the con­flict in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo flee­ing back to their coun­try.

Djerassem Mbaiorem, a spokesper­son of the UN High Com­mis­sion for Refugees, said vi­o­lence had im­pacted on Con­golese refugees liv­ing in a camp in Zemio, which was in­vaded by armed men in re­cent days. ANA-CAJ

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