Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ramadan Death count: Central African Republic 21/06/16

17 Gunmen from an armed Islamic group were killed and more than 30 others  injured when they decided to have a shoot out with UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital Bangui Monday, according to a report by the Red Cross on Tuesday.

A team from the UN peacekeeping troops faced violent resistance from the armed group Monday afternoon when they went to PK5, a Muslim area in Bangui, in which to try and  secure the release of 6 policemen who were taken hostages on Saturday during patrolling in the area.

The exchange of the gunfire with the peacekeepers brought big casualties to the armed group. CAR Red Cross recovered 11 bodies from the fighters on the site.

Ramadan death toll is now at 6,800