Sports Central African Republic: An unknown aircraft bombers a military camp in Bossangoa

08:50  29 november  2022
08:50  29 november  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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Un camion dans la base avancée de Bossangoa, une ancienne usine chinoise de coton lorsque celle-ci était occupé par l'armée française lors de l'opération Sangaris en 2013 (Image d'illustration). © RFI/Olivier Fourt A truck in the advanced Bossangoa base, a former Chinese cotton factory when it was occupied by the French army during the Operation Sangaris in 2013 (illustration image).

Questions and disbelief in Bossangoa, northwest of the Central African Republic, after the awakening in a start caused on the night of Sunday, November 27 to Monday, November 28 by strong detonations from the Central African Armed Forces Camp (FACA) and Russian paramilitaries of Wagner. The government said on Monday evening, November 28, an unidentified plane had bombed the site, without causing victims.

According to the press release published by the Minister of Communication Serge Djorie, an aircraft dropped explosives shortly before 3 a.m. in the city of Bossangoa, targeting the military camp and the old cotton factory, before leaving north and to cross the border.

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The “cotton cell” has been home to military forces for years: French from Sangaris, Hestels from MINUSCA; Then Central African Armed Forces (FACA) and paramilitaries of Wagner since the resumption of the city of the hands of the CPC rebellion in February 2021. They made it an important base for the north and west regions of the country.

Material damage, but no

victims of witnesses on the spot confirmed two passages in the middle of the night of an unidentified aircraft, followed by intense detonations from the camp. Heavy weapon and light weapon shots have been heard until dawn. Projectiles were found in the old factory, on the adjoining football field, and in the neighboring concession, of the Director of Water and Forests.

No victim is to be deplored. The government’s press release confirms that significant material damage has been found. He adds that an investigation has been opened. The government denounces "an ignoble act perpetrated by the enemies of peace and which will not remain unpunished".

From a local source, the city of Bossangoa had not experienced a security alert in recent months. Joined this Monday, a executive of the CPC armed group, which operates in the region, denied any link with this attack.

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