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7 FACA Soldiers Killed, 2 Wounded In CPC Ambush

one of the wounded soldiers currently in hospital has revealed that they were on their way to Bangui when they were ambushed.

Seven soldiers of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, were killed and two others wounded on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in an ambush by rebels of the Return, Reclamation and Rehabilitation (3R) movement which is affiliated to the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC).

According to military sources, the corpses of the seven FACA soldiers had arrived in Bangui the capital and were deposited in the community hospital mortuary.

The military high command has not issued any official statement about the attack on its soldiers by the rebels.

However, one of the wounded soldiers currently in hospital has revealed that they were on their way to Bangui when they were ambushed. 

The soldier said he did not know exactly where the ambush took place but said they left Berberati town to the west of the country and intended to exit through Nana-Mambere to the Northwest before heading to the capital Bangui when the assailants attacked them.

“The people who attacked us were probably foreigners. They were either Sudanese or Chadians,” the wounded soldier revealed.

The CPC rebellion is very active in the west and northwest regions of the Central African Republic with attacks against security and defense forces positions becoming more and more rampant by the day.

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