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22-May-2019  
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More than 26 people have been killed in an attack by an armed group on two villages in the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the country said.

The attack took place in the villages of Koundjili and Djoumjoum, the head of the mission, Mankeur Ndiaye, said in a tweet on Wednesday.

The massacre is the single bloodiest incident since the government of CAR agreed to a peace deal with 14 militia groups in February.

CAR was plunged into turmoil in 2013 when Muslim rebels from the Seleka umbrella group seized power in the majority-Christian country.

A band of mostly Christian militias, called the anti-Balaka, rose up to counter the Seleka.

Thousands have been killed in the violence and more than one million internally displaced. An estimated 570,000 people have fled abroad.
 
 
Source: BBC
 
 

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