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Several dead in tit-for-tat violence in CAR

Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 00:38

Feb. 9 - Rwandan peacekeepers kill one person as they disperse a mob trying to set the body of a Muslim man on fire. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Rwandan peacekeepers shot dead a member of a crowd that lynched two Muslims on Sunday in the capital of Central African Republic, where residents reported at least nine people killed in inter-religious violence at the weekend. A spokesman for Rwanda's armed forces, which are taking part in an African Union peacekeeping mission in the former French colony, said its soldiers fired warning shots at the crowd in the Miskine neighborhood of northern Bangui early on Sunday. According to the Rwandan army and witnesses on the ground, the man was shot dead by the Rwandan forces who were trying to stop the lynch mob from killing more Muslims and mutilating the body of a Muslim man. According to residents in the neighborhood, six people were killed overnight in the majority Muslim PK5 neighborhood, in the restive Miskine area. One woman was killed and her baby injured when a Seleka fighter shot at them at dawn on Sunday. Resentment against the Seleka among the country's Christian majority led to the formation of Christian "anti-balaka" militias, meaning "anti-machete" in the Sango language, further fanning the flames of inter-religious bloodshed. The presence of 1,600 French soldiers and 5,000 African troops has failed to stop the violence, which the United Nations says has killed more than 2,000 people.

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Several dead in tit-for-tat violence in CAR

Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 00:38