UN Evacuates 100 Muslims from Central African Republic’s Capital

UN Evacuates 100 Muslims from Central African Republic’s Capital

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Photo Credits: FARS
Photo Credits: FARS
┬áThe United Nations evacuated almost 100 Muslims from the capital of the crisis-torn Central African Republic to “save their lives”, according to officials.

Supported by staff from the UN’s refugee agency, 93 Muslims were transported East from Bangui to the town of Bambari, according to El Hadj Abacar ben Ousmane, senior official in the town some 300 kilometers (185 miles) from the capital, AFP reported.

Sectarian violence in the former French colony has killed thousands in the last year.

The Muslim group travelled to Bambari from Sunday through to Monday in a two trucks, accompanied by a convoy of vehicles from the French peacekeeping force Sangaris, the UNHCR refugee agency and the International Organization for Migration.

The convoy was pelted with stones as it passed through the town of Sibut, a member of the African-led MISCA peacekeeping force told AFP.

Source: FARS