AU troops label militia in C.African Republic "terrorists"

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:33 GMT

BANGUI, March 25 (Reuters) - The African Union on Tuesday branded militia targeting Muslims in Central African Republic as "terrorists" and said they would be treated as enemy combatants, a day after killing a Congolese peacekeeper.

The peacekeeper was killed in fighting late on Monday in Boali, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangui, the latest in a wave of attacks on the AU peacekeepers by the 'anti-balaka' militia. AU troops killed 12 militiamen in the clashes, the statement said. (Reporting by Bate Felix; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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