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3R Rebels Kill 2 Persons, Injure Many In Northwest Central African Republic

Two persons were killed and several others wounded, including a soldier of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, in attacks.

Two persons were killed and several others wounded including a soldier of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, in attacks on Tuesday, Dec. 28, on various localities.

The attacks were attributed to rebels of the Return, Reclamation and Rehabilitation (3R) rebel movement in the northeast of the country.

According to Claude Mbaya, the first attack by the 3R rebels was at about 4 a.m. on Bezere village, a locality situated about 20 kilometres from Bocaranga.

“There was important destruction caused by the rebels. They also wounded a FACA soldier who has since been transferred to the Bocaranga hospital. There are also scenes of looting of shops by the assailants,” Claude Mbaya revealed.

Some hours before the incidents in Bezere, at about 1 a.m. at the border with Cameroon, a revenge attack by Pauls resulted in the deaths of two persons who were inhabitants of Mbinayi village in the locality of Ngaoundaye, situated 70 kilometres to the northwest of Bocaranga within the prefecture of Lim-Pende.

The prefectures of Lim-Pende, Ouham-Pende and Nana-Mambere have been gripped by violence visited on the civilian population by the rebels, particularly those of the 3R movement who are members of the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC).

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