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Russian Mercenaries Kill UPC Fighters In Central African Republic

The attack which has been described by a colonel as ‘very violent’, was led by Russian mercenaries, accompanied by FACA soldiers.

At least two members of the Unite pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC) rebel movement were killed on Monday, April 25, by Russian Mercenaries of the Wagner Security Group in Liota, a locality situated 60 km from Grimari, Central African Republic.

According to an unnamed UPC military colonel in Bambari, the attack was very violent and started around 1 p.m. on Monday.

The Russian mercenaries were accompanied in the offensive by soldiers of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, a local source revealed.

According to the source, two corpses of UPC rebels were discovered at the scene of the attack while a Russian mercenary was also very seriously wounded.

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