At­tacks mount in CAR

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

DAKAR: Chris­tian mili­tias in Cen­tral African Repub­lic have launched sev­eral at­tacks in the town of Ban­gas­sou in re­cent days, at­tempt­ing to seize a cathe­dral hous­ing dis­placed Mus­lims and killing a Moroc­can peace­keeper, the UN said.

The in­ci­dents came af­ter at­tacks on the same di­a­mond-min­ing town in May that killed at least 115 peo­ple and point to the in­abil­ity of UN peace­keep­ers to stem vi­o­lence in a coun­try where govern­ment con­trol barely ex­tends out­side the cap­i­tal.

The at­tack took place as the peace­keep­ers were es­cort­ing wa­ter trucks fill­ing up in the river.

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