Renewed violence in the Central African Republic

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Moroccan peacekeepers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bambari, northeast of the capital Bangui. UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

Four people have been killed, a dozen injured, and houses burned in renewed violence in town in the Central African Republic (CAR).

The UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, reported clashes between Christian and Muslim villagers in downtown Bambari.

Violence in Bambari in the past months has left dozens of people dead and thousands have been displaced.

Stéphane Dujarric is Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General.

“The Mission is investigating these reports and will send a fact-finding mission to Bambari tomorrow. MINUSCA condemns all inter-communal violence and sends its condolences to the families of the victims. The Mission also appeals for calm and reiterates its message to all Central Africans that violence will not bring the solution to the current crisis.”

MINUSCA has been officially deployed in CAR since September 2014.

It replaced an African-led International Support Mission in the country, which worked alongside French and European Union Forces.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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