CAR Deploys Troops after deadly clashes

BANGUI- Central Africa Republic government has decided to deployed more troops along the United Nations peacekeepers flash-point district in Bangui after clashes between rival groups left at least three people dead on Saturday.

Security minister General Henri Wanzet Liguissara in a speech broadcast on national radio, said, “The government must restore peace.”

The clashes come at a time when Peacekeepers from the UN’s MINUSCA forces were deployed with government forces become fruitless and divisive in the PK5 and KM5 districts of Bangui.

Security minister Liguissara said, “to take out all those who don’t want peace and want weapons to sound out.”

The clashes between rival groups in the PK5 neighbourhood late on Thursday become deadly as three people were killed and seven others injured.

PK5 once a rebel Muslim preservation is now home to many armed groups that have taken advantage of the weak political state after the end of sectarian war, against Muslim and Christian armed groups.

The Central African Republic a former French colony, is mired by poverty, and has been under turmoil since 2013 when then president Francois Bozize was overthrown.

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