This file photo taken on January 2, 2016 shows United Nations peacekeepers patrolling outside a vote-counting center for the presidential and parliamentary elections in Bangui. / AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO
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Twenty-five people were killed, six of them gendarmes, in two days of violence around the town of Bambari in the troubled Central African Republic, the U.N. force MINUSCA said Saturday.Six police and four civilians were killed in an ambush by armed men Friday morning, while Thursday, 15 people died in fighting on the town's outskirts between the former Muslim Seleka militia and Christian vigilante groups known as "anti-balaka" (anti-machete), it said in a statement.Earlier this month, 30 people were killed and 57 wounded when Seleka fighters staged an attack in the central town of Kaga Bandoro.
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