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Grenade attack on church in Central African Republic; 15 dead

Catholic World News - May 30, 2014

Fifteen people, including a priest, were killed in a grenade attack on a Catholic parish in Bangui, the Central African Republic’s capital.

In retaliation, Christian youth destroyed a mosque, the Associated Press reported.

Islamist Séléka militias attacked Christian institutions and held sway in the nation from March 2013 until January 2014. Anti-balaka forces, originally organized in self defense, have engaged in revenge attacks upon Muslims. Church leaders have denounced violence on both sides.

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