French troops battle Muslim rebels in Central African Republic town

French soldiers stand in front of protesters demonstrating against French troops in Bambari May 23, 2014. At least one man was killed on Thursday in clashes that erupted after French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic tried to disarm Muslim rebels, witnesses and hospital staff said. A French military official denied troops killed civilians and said they fired warning shots in the air after coming under fire in Bambari, the headquarters of the mostly-Muslim rebel Seleka coalition





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