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16 killed in fresh unrest in Central African Republic

The chronically unstable nation is struggling to overcome the legacy of three years of deadly conflict between Christians and Muslims that has driven half a million people from their homes. “According to an initial toll, 16 people, most of them armed Fulani herdsmen, were killed and more than 20 others were wounded in the clashes,” a police officer in the northern town of Kaga Bandoro told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The clashes, which erupted on Sunday, were not connected to a separate wave of violence in the capital Bangui on Tuesday in which three people were killed. The officer said the violence in the north began in the region of Batangafo and spread to the towns of Wandago and Gondava. 

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