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3R Rebels Kill Central African Republic Soldier, Capture Another

Rebels have stepped up attacks on FACA soldiers in the prefectures of Nana-Mambere, Ouham-Pende, and Lim-Pende to the northwest of the Central African Republic.

Rebels of the Return, Reclamation and Rehabilitation (3R) movement killed one soldier of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, and captured another in Djoko on Sunday, June 5.

Djoko is about 25 km from Bocaranga towards Bang in the Ouham-Pende prefecture to the country’s northwest.

The two soldiers were riding on a motorcycle when they fell into an ambush by the rebels at about 10 a.m. (CAT).

“The provisional balance sheet is that one soldier died and another was captured,” a local source told HumAngle. 

Locals say the attackers were combatants of the 3R movement.

However, some soldiers of the Central African Republic went on a rampage after the incident.

Sources disclosed that they were shooting indiscriminately in Bocaranga and injured two civilians.

Ambushes and attacks with improvised explosive devices are recurrent in the prefectures of Nana-Mambere, Ouham-Pende and Lim-Pende to the northwest of the Central African Republic.

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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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