Militia attack neighborhoods in Central African Republic’s capital

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Christian militia forces known as ‘anti-balaka’ attacked Muslim neighborhoods of the capital of Central African Republic on Friday, according to residents and African peacekeepers, sending heavy and light arms fire ringing out across Bangui.

“Anti-balaka fighters attacked the PK 5 neighborhood and another neighborhood called Fatima,” said a spokesman for the African Union peacekeeping force, MISCA. He said MISCA troops were on their way to the fighting.

The spokesman also said that a Chadian peacekeeper injured in an attack on a MISCA patrol on Thursday had died of his wounds.