Appeal for dialogue as deaths escalate in Central African Republic

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Peacekeepers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on patrol in Bambari.
UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

An appeal for dialogue has been made by the UN to warring parties in the Central African Republic following the deaths of 25 people over the past days.

The African country continues to endure a three-year long political crisis, with deadly clashes between rival groups.

Daniel Dickinson has more details.

Violence has increased recently, particular in the centrally-located town of Bambari, where 25 people have died according to the UN Mission in the country MINUSCA.

On Friday, six security personnel and four civilians were killed in a road ambush near the town.

A day earlier some 15 people were killed and many others wounded in clashes between Christian anti-Balaka and Muslim ex-Seleka militias.

MINUSCA called for an end to the attacks and reprisals and appealed for dialogue to reduce what it described as "increasing tensions."

The UN mission said it had reinforced its patrols in Bambari town and surrounding areas in response to the situation.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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