6 Aid Workers Killed Amid Chaos in Central African Republic

“We are shocked beyond words by this brutal and senseless attack on people who have dedicated their lives to helping others,” Christine Muhigana, Unicef’s Central African Republic representative, said in a statement. “We offer our deepest condolences to the families and the colleagues of the victims.”

The group did not give the names of the dead, or any details about how they died or who might have killed them.

The Central African Republic, with a population of about 5 million people, suffered through civil wars from 2004 to 2007, and from 2012 to 2014. The fighting has never entirely abated, and a series of truces have failed, despite the presence of 14,000 United Nations peacekeeping troops.

“We estimate that over a quarter of the country’s population has been displaced…

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