Attack in Central African Republic kills 22, including chiefs, MSF staff


At least 22 people, including 15 local chiefs and three local members of staff from medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, have been killed in an attack on a town in Central African Republic, officials said on Sunday.

The attack took place on Saturday in Nanga Boguila, about 450 km (280 miles) north of the capital, Bangui. A spokesman for MSF confirmed the deaths of its staff but gave no further details, Reuters reports.

Most of the casualties died when an MSF-run clinic in the town was attacked while local chiefs were holding a meeting there, Gilles Xavier Nguembassa, the town’s former member of parliament, told Reuters, citing witnesses he had spoken to.


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