UN base 'targeted' in Central Africa clashes

A Moroccan peacekeeper from the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) patrols in BanguiThe UN peacekeeping force in Central African Republic (CAR) said Tuesday one of its bases had come under fire during clashes between rival groups, prompting its troops to respond. The violence erupted on Monday between rival factions of the so-called former Seleka Muslim rebel group in the town of Bria, 400 kilometres (250 miles) northeast of Bangui, MINUSCA said in a statement. The FPRC — the Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic — is a splinter group led by Noureddine Adam, who faces international sanctions for his alleged role in intercommunal killings in 2013 and 2014.

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