A soldier of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, has been killed in a rebel attack by Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) in Djim, northwest of the country.
According to local sources, the attack took place on a checkpoint controlled by FACA on Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021.
“They came very early this morning and attacked soldiers of the national army at the checkpoint situated at the entrance of the town of Djim. One soldier was hit by projectiles and unfortunately died after being transferred to the hospital,” a local source in Djim told HumAngle.
“Several other fighters were wounded on both sides but it is not possible to determine the exact number of casualties now,” the source added.
HumAngle learnt that the attack was “successfully repelled by the FACA soldiers and right now, the town is still under the control of the national army which has called on the populations to return to their homes and remain indoors.”
Djim, situated in the sub-district of Ngaoundaye is one of the bastions of the Return, Reclamation, and Rehabilitation (3R) rebel movement, which is a member of the six-armed groups which make up the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC), formed in Dec. 2020 to fight against the government of President Faustin Archange Touadera.
The six groups are signatories of the political accord for peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic known by the French abbreviation APPR-RCA.
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