Central African Republic: Cathedral attacked - 42 dead

Source: ACN

Refugees sheltering in the compound of the Cathedral in the Diocese of Alindao, in the Central African Republic, were attacked yesterday 15th November, by rebel forces (ex-Seleka from General Ali Darassa's faction).

The attack was reported to have been carried out in retaliation for the killing of one Muslim by an Antibalaka militia on the 14th.

Official reports state that 42 people have been killed, some unofficial reports put the figure as high as 100. Houses in the vicinity were also looted and burned.

The vicar general of the diocese, Abbe Blaise Mada, and another priest also lost their lives. According to reports the second priest killed was Father Celestine Ngoumbango, but this has not yet been confirmed. Reports state that one priest was killed during the attacks, while the other later succumbed to injuries.

Tags: Central African Republic, ACN, Abbe Blaise Mada, Father Celestine Ngoumbango

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