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30 Jan 2019 | 01:01 AM UTC

CAR: Gunmen kill 18 people in Ippy (Ouaka prefecture) January 25

Central African Republic News Alert

Ex-Séléka gunmen kill 18 people and wound 23 others in Ippy (Ouaka prefecture) January 25, per UN statement issued January 29

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/31/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bangui). COUNTRY/REGION Ippy (Ouaka prefecture)

Event

Gunmen affiliated with an ex-Séléka militia killed 18 people and wounded 23 others in an attack in Ippy (Ouaka prefecture) on Friday, January 25, per a UN statement issued on Tuesday, January 29. Similar attacks are possible in CAR over the near term.

Context

The Central African Republic (CAR) has suffered recurrent bouts of civil conflict since December 2012, which has led to hundreds of deaths, almost 650,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), and forced more than 550,000 people to seek refuge in neighboring Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Chad.

Advice

Individuals present in CAR are advised to monitor local developments, maintain a high degree of situational awareness, and remain vigilant for potential militant activity.

In general, a number of Western governments advise their citizens against travel to most of the east of the country for various security reasons, including the presence of armed groups.

 

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