Demonstrators lay corpses in front of UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic after bloody clashes

The Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest and most unstable countries, was rocked after 19 people, including a UN soldier, were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between peacekeepers and militias in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of the capital.

Bangui’s bloodiest flare-up in two years brought hundreds of angry residents of the PK5 district to the base of the United Nations mission, MINUSCA.

There they laid out the corpses of 17 men who they said had been killed by UN troops on Tuesday – violence that according to MINUSCA had begun with an ambush of peacekeepers after they had launched a security sweep.

Several bodies bore bullet wounds.

“Yesterday they killed lots of people. Here are the dead, which we have brought here,” one man told said, as the…

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