Two killed after peacekeepers clash with gunmen in Central African Republic


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.