At least six dead as militias fight U.N. in Central African Republic

November 20, 2014 9:50 PM

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BANGUI (Reuters) - At least six people were killed and around 10 were injured in western Central African Republic during clashes pitting Christian militia fighters against U.N. peacekeepers, a town residents and local journalist said on Thursday.

Shooting erupted in Cantonnier, a town on the border with Cameroon around 600 km (370 miles) west of the capital Bangui, Wednesday afternoon when soldiers from the U.N. mission, known as MINUSCA, attempted to disarm so-called anti-balaka fighters.

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