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The U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic (CAR) said Tuesday one of its bases had come under fire during clashes between rival groups, prompting its troops to respond.The violence erupted Monday between rival factions of the so-called former Seleka Muslim rebel group in the town of Bria, 400 kilometers (250 miles) northeast of Bangui, MINUSCA said in a statement.France, the former colonial power, last month withdrew a military mission it deployed in December 2013 to stabilize the country, leaving the U.N.'s 12,500-strong MINUSCA peacekeeping mission to protect civilians from armed groups.
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