Central African Republic: 12 Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central Africa (FPRC) militia fighters killed in clashes with Central African and UN troops in Birao
Twelve members of an armed group were killed in clashes with United Nations peacekeepers and government troops in northeastern Central African Republic, the government said on Tuesday.
The fighting erupted on Sunday after the Popular Front for the Renaissance of Central Africa (FPRC) entered the flashpoint town of Birao from three directions before being repelled, government spokesperson Ange-Maxime Kazagui said in a statement.
“The toll is 12 dead on the FPRC’s side,” he said.
In a February 18 statement, the U.N. peacekeeping mission MINUSCA said blue helmets and CAR armed forces (FACA) had repelled “heavily armed” FPRC fighters who were threatening a FACA base, the U.N. base, and a site for internally displaced people.