CAR: 1 Dead As AU Peacekeepers Shoot Protestors


viagra buy geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%; text-align: start;”>In a very tense situation, generic the Chadian peacekeepers were provoked by protestors who threw stones at them hence responding by opening fire on a crowd of demonstrators killing one person and injuring several others.

“No Chadians in Bangui!” chanted members of the crowd on Monday, while others waved placards saying “No to the Chadian army.”

This comes as a result of the increasingly rising religious violence between Christians and Muslims in Bangui who are accusing the Chadian troops of siding with Muslim Seleka rebels who are believed to have come from Chad and took over power in March.

Reports indicate that close to 40 people have been treated for injuries at the airport medical centre most of them having been lightly hurt.

CAR protestors take to the streets protesting Chadian peacekeepers’ presence

A spokesman for the international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Martin Searle was quoted saying, “One person had received treatment for a minor gunshot wound, while three others were seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle”.

Chadian peacekeepers were also accused by protestors of standing aside in March to allow Seleka to oust President Francois Bozize and to install their leader Michel Djotodia as interim head of state.

An officer with the African Union peacekeeping mission (MISCA) confirmed that Chadian peacekeepers had clashed with demonstrators near the airport at Bangui, but could not confirm the death or provide any further details.


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