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Hostages freed from mosque in Central African Republic


"The blood of peacekeepers and the blood of innocent Central Africans will not fall in vain in this country", he said.

MINUSCA vigorously condemns this senseless violence against its camp, and most importantly, against the civilian population in Bangassou, a city which has been spared from inter-communal attacks, even at the worst moments of the crisis in the Central African Republic.

The attack in the city of Bangassou also claimed the lives of civilians.

The latest attack comes less than a week after Moroccan and Cambodian peacekeepers were ambushed on the Rafai-Bangassou road, 220 km south-east of the town of Bria, in vehicle.

Armed groups have agreed to allow for the evacuation of some civilians from a mosque in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou after two days of fighting, a senior United Nations official said on Monday.

MINUSCA is sending reinforcements to Bangassou to secure the town and protect civilians.

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"The MINUSCA base was targeted by gunfire at night and the soldiers returned fire", a statement in French said.

Fighting in and around Bangassou, in a region on the Congolese border previously sheltered from years of conflict, has also caused an undetermined number of civilian deaths.

Reiterating support to the Central African authorities and to MINUSCA in implementing its mandate to protect civilian populations, France said it is "determined to continue, in consultation with its European, African and global partners, its efforts for the stabilization and consolidation of peace in the Central African Republic".

Early Saturday, another Moroccan soldier died in a similar attack on the base and a nearby Muslim-dominated area.

Vehicle is emerging from civil conflict which began in 2013, with clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka rebel coalition and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christians.

The attack came just hours after the United Nations held a memorial ceremony to honour five peacekeepers killed on 8 May in a nearby village of Yogofongo. Kamailoudini Tagba is UNESCO scholarship Alumni, interested in International Relations studies and Security Studies.

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