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Central African Republic: 7 killed, over 20 others injured in grenade attack on peace concert

Pretoria,Nov 13:-- In Central African Republic, at least 7 people were killed and over 20 others injured in a grenade attack on a peace concert and reprisal violence in the capital Bangui.


Central African Republic's minister for public security, Henri Wanzet, said that at least 4 people were killed and over 20 injured when grenades were thrown into a concert yesterday. Spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force, Herve Verhoosel, said that several musicians were among those injured in the attack.


A local public figure said three people were killed later in the night in revenge attacks. Capital city Bangui has in the past been a flashpoint for inter-religious violence that erupted between Muslims and Christians in 2013.

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