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Seleka troops in the Central African Republic continue to terrorise Civilians

Reports from the Central African Republic say Seleka troops carried out reprisal attacks against civilians and a catholic parish in the area of Bohong after four of their soldiers including a colonel were killed by civilian youth last week. The youth said they were fed up by the daily looting of their property and of the continuous rape of women and small girls by the soldiers. The incident took place last Saturday. The Seleka troops attacked the area in big numbers and as usual looted and raped the women they could find. On Sunday they returned and attacked a catholic parish in the area and the Convent of the Sisters of Charity and looted them clean. They then burnt down the premises used for teaching catechism, desecrated the church and stole the parish vehicle. The priests and nuns were rescued in time by the diocesan administration.


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