UN says peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

A UN peacekeeper was killed in the Central African Republic Tuesday following a clash with Muslim Seleka rebels that comes just weeks before elections in the troubled country.
The soldier from the MINUSCA force was found dead in Batangafo, north of Bangui, a United Nations spokesman said.
“Following an outbreak of violence between armed anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka elements at an internally displaced persons camp in Batangafo, ex-Seleka elements confronted MINUSCA troops at a nearby MINUSCA checkpoint,” said a statement from spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
A UN peacekeeper was killed in the Central African Republic Tuesday following a clash with Muslim Seleka rebels that comes just weeks before elections in the troubled country.

The soldier from the MINUSCA force was found dead in Batangafo, north of Bangui, a United Nations spokesman said.
“Following an outbreak of violence between armed anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka elements at an internally displaced persons camp in Batangafo, ex-Seleka elements confronted MINUSCA troops at a nearby MINUSCA checkpoint,” said a statement from spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
The country is also hoping to welcome Pope Francis for a visit on November 29-30, although security concerns may prompt the Vatican to scrap the trip.
The UN has deployed some 12,000 troops and police in its MINUSCA force, and is planning to add about 1,140 more, as well as drones, to beef up security ahead of the vote.

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