Ex-rebels in Central African Republic attack officials trying to re-exert control in north

December 3, 2014 6:00 PM

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BANGUI, Central African Republic – Fighters from a disbanded Muslim rebel group in Central African Republic are attacking government officials trying to re-exert control over the country's north.

The Seleka rebels toppled Central African Republic's president last year and installed their own leader. Christian militias rose up to fight the rebels, unleashing sectarian violence. A transitional government, with help from French and U.N. forces, is trying to restore stability.

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