One soldier of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, was killed and another wounded in Biade village, situated in the Ouaka prefecture about 20 km from Bambari on the Ipy highway.
HumAngle understands that the ambush took place on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
“A military detachment of the centre region fell in an ambush by armed men clearly identified as rebels of the Unite pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC) Wednesday morning in the locality of Biade, in the Ouaka prefecture,” a local source told HumAngle.
“The casualties stand at one soldier killed and one other wounded.”
According to a security source, “the attack was carried out by several individuals onboard motor bikes and others on foot, two kilometres to Biade on the Ipy highway.”
According to other sources, the attack took place around 10 a.m. while the FACA soldiers were onboard a vehicle from Bambari.
“Our men succeeded in repelling the danger. For now, mopping up operations are going on with a view to finding the assailants,” the security source revealed.
It was gathered that Russian mercenaries who are allies of the national army were not with the FACA soldiers when the attack took place.
The government in Bangui is yet to react to this incident which cost the life of one soldier and seriously wounded another.
The wounded soldier has since been transferred to a hospital in Bambari while waiting to be evacuated to Bangui, the capital.
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