Fighting Erupts in Central African Republic Town

April 14, 2014 7:50 PM

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(BANGUI, Central African Republic) — A local official in Central African Republic says Muslim fighters have overrun his town, killing several residents and sending others fleeing to the bush.

Eric Kongbo said Monday that the fighters arrived in Grimari, in the country’s center, a day earlier. Kongbo, who was himself in the bush, said it was unclear how many people had been killed because residents were too afraid to return to the town.

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