Six soldiers of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, were killed on Thursday, April 28 in an attack by rebels suspected to be members of the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC).
A parliamentarian in the region said rebels at about 4 a.m. in the morning attacked Nzako town situated 700 kilometres from the capital Bangui and near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“The casualty figure is six soldiers killed and three rebels were also killed,” said Gabin Mboli Fouele, the parliamentarian for the region.
He said the attackers retreated into the forest after looting the town, but was certain that they would return any moment.
Adja Kaltouma Gandja, the Mayor of Nzako, confirmed the attack without giving the number of those killed.
The Central African Republic, which is one of the least developed countries in the world, according to the United Nations, has been the theatre of a civil war since 2013.
In 2020, the most powerful of the numerous armed groups, which were occupying two thirds of the national territory at the time, created the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) just before the Dec. 27, 2020 presidential elections, which President Faustin Archange Touadera won, and launched an attack targeting the national capital Bangui with a view to toppling the Touadera government.
Touadera’s regime was only saved by the intervention of Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Security Group who have since helped the Bangui regime to recover some of the territory from the rebels.
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