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Three UN Peacekeepers Killed in C.Africa Ahead of National Polls
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Three UN Peacekeepers Killed in C.Africa Ahead of National Polls

Three UN peacekeepers have been killed by unidentified combatants in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said, as the country prepares for a general election and fighting continues between rebels and government forces. The news came after a rebel coalition called off a ceasefire and said it would resume its march on the capital, as well as the arrival of troops from Russia and Rwanda to shore up the government of the resource-rich country. “Three peacekeepers from Burundi were killed and two others were wounded,” the UN said in a statement on Friday following attacks on UN troops and Central African national defence and security forces. The assaults took place in Dekoa, central Kemo Prefecture, and in Bakouma, in the southern Mbomou Prefecture, it said, withou...