Thousands flee camp in CAR after rebel attack


United Nations’ officials have reported that at least five people have been killed and thousands have fled a camp for displaced people in Central African Republic after it came under attack by rebel fighters.

The UN refugee agency on Wednesday said that the violence took place in the northern town of Batangafo.

A preliminary report says that Muslim fighters have killed five people in retaliation after two young Muslims had been killed earlier in the Day there.

Charles Mballa, the UNHCR’s deputy representative in the country, condemned the “horrific acts”.

Tension is mounting in the country ahead of the national elections set for December.

Al least 860,000 have been displaced from their homes over the last few years as a result of the violence.