1 UNICEF worker, 5 others killed in Central African Republic


DAKAR, Senegal — A United Nations children’s agency staffer and five other education workers have been killed in an attack in Central African Republic, the U.N. agency said Wednesday.

The team came under attack Sunday while travelling near Markounda, a remote northwestern area near the border with Chad where more than 7,000 people have sought refuge in recent months, UNICEF said. The team had planned to train community teachers for 2,000 children affected by the country’s ongoing violence among armed groups.

All the victims were Central African nationals, including two officials with the education ministry.

“We are shocked beyond words by this brutal and senseless attack on people who have dedicated their lives to helping others,” said Christine Muhigana, UNICEF’s country…

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