Two dead as violence mars 'make-or-break' Central Africa vote

A soldier from the UN mission in the Central African Republic runs for cover as heavy gunfire is directed towards a school where voters gathered for a referendum to change the constitutional on December 13, 2015, in BanguiTwo people were killed Sunday as heavy-weapons fire and clashes broke out in the Muslim district of the Central African Republic capital marring a referendum on a new constitution aimed at ending years of sectarian strife. An AFP journalist saw the bodies of two people lying in a mosque in Bangui’s PK5 Muslim district, while a dozen others were wounded there, in clashes between supporters and opponents of the closely-watched referendum. The vote was seen as a test run for presidential and parliamentary elections due to take place December 27 to end more than two years of conflict between Muslim and Christian militias.

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