Six Red Cross volunteers killed in Central African Republic

Red Cross

Aid officials have said that six Red Cross volunteers were killed in an attack in the Central African Republic, the third deadly attack on the group in the country this year.

Antoine Mbao-Bogo, president of the Central African Red Cross, on Wednesday said that he was “appalled” by news of the killings that occurred in the country’s southeast.

The circumstances of the attack were not clear, according to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The Red Cross says the volunteers were in Mbomou prefecture attending a crisis meeting at a health facility.

Many humanitarian workers have been blocked from conducting their work during the latest surge in sectarian violence in Central African Republic.

Militants have also been reported to have tried to kill wounded enemies in public health facilities.