UN Confirms 25 Dead In Central African Republic Violence

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Updated October 29, 2016

UN Confirms 25 Dead In Central African Republic ViolenceThe two days of fighting in Central African Republic has led to the death of 25 persons.

The number of casualties was disclosed in a statement on Saturday by the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission.

“Clashes between elements of the anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka caused 15 deaths and a number of others wounded.

“Six gendarmes and four civilians lost their lives on Friday morning in an ambush on the Bambari-Grimari road,” the Minusca mission said.

The UN mission appealed to all armed groups to end “the cycle of attack and reprisal”.

The Central African Republic has been wracked by conflict along religious and ethnic lines since 2013.