Bria, CAR: Dozens dead in armed clashes

Yesterday, the Central African Republic authorities confirmed that dozens of people had been killed over the weekend in the town of Bria.

The Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic (FPRC) and the Central African Liberators for Justice Movement (MLCJ) are two militant groups involved in the conflict. The fighting between their members started on Saturday after one of the FPRC members had allegedly been assassinated by the MLCJ people.

The Central African government has since started the mediation reminding of the peace agreement signed by both the MLCJ and the FPRC representatives on 6 February 2019. The guarantors and facilitators of the agreement have been urged to take the necessary measures to punish those who had violated it.

It is reported that the same armed groups were also fighting in the city of Birao, where at least 14 people were killed and 20 more injured in the beginning of last week despite a heavy presence of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in the area.

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