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Former minister killed in latest CAR violence

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 - 01:01

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Jan. 24 - A former health minister under the Muslim Seleka government is killed as violence continues to plague the Central African Republic. Nathan Frandino reports.

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WARNING-STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES At the Ali Babolo mosque in Bangui, bad news comes in body bags. Joseph Carite, the former health minister under the Muslim Seleka government, is killed in the latest sectarian bloodshed. (SOUNDBITE) (French) VICE PRESIDENT DE LA JEUNESSE MUSULMANE (MUSLIM YOUTH), MAMOUD HISSENE, SAYING: "He wasn't even holding any function with the Seleka. He was excluded by the Seleka. But as he was a Muslim official, they cowardly killed him because of that." Back on the streets -- in the Miskine neighborhood -- gunshots ring out. As residents seek shelter, French and African peacekeepers rush to enter the neighborhood. But came too late to stop this round of violence. (SOUNDBITE) (French) UNIDENTIFIED MAN SAYING: "It's the Muslims who are at the base of the bridge near the market who killed him. They're still there." Elsewhere in the city, toilet paper marks the volatile line that splits the Muslims and Christians. With looters running wild, thousands are fleeing, hoping to leave the endless bloodshed behind.

Former minister killed in latest CAR violence

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 - 01:01

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