Death toll rises in Central African Republic

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According to CNN report, gunmen launched grenades and used machetes against Muslims being evacuated in a truck convoy in Central African Republic, killing at least three children and nineteen adults.

At least 23 more people, including children, were injured in the attack and were being treated in a hospital in Bouar, in the northwestern part of the country.

CNN report also said that the convoy was carrying mostly Muslim families form the village of Vakap when a grenade was launched into the trucks. Attackers hacked many victims to death.

The mostly Muslim families in the convoy were being evacuated from violence and were ultimately destined for refuge in neighbouring Cameroon.

The Central African Republic has been wracked with frightening degrees of religious and ethnic violence, including between Muslims and Christians, that the United Nations has said it fears a genocide could be brewing, and aid groups warn of a humanitarian crisis.

 

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