Two killed after peacekeepers clash with gunmen in C.African Republic

by Reuters
Friday, 30 May 2014 09:23 GMT

BANGUI, May 30 (Reuters) - At least two people were killed on Friday after Burundian peacekeepers exchanged fire with a group of armed protesters in the capital of Central African Republic, a spokesman for the African Union peacekeeping mission said.

Francis Che said a group of armed protesters had opened fire on the base of the Burundian peacekeepers, who responded with gunfire. It marked a second day of violent protests in Bangui following an attack by Muslim gunmen on a church on Wednesday in which some 15 people were killed. (Reporting by Serge Leger Kokpakpa, Hubert-Mary Djamany and Crispin Dembassa-Kette; Writing by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Bate Felix)

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