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Unidentified assailants kill 3 European journalists in Central African Republic

Three European journalists were killed overnight in Central African Republic by unidentified assailants who ambushed their vehicle, the mayor of the nearest town said on Tuesday.


Reuters Last Updated at 31 Jul 2018, 21:07 IST Central African Republic

Three European journalists were killed overnight in Central African Republic by unidentified assailants who ambushed their vehicle, the mayor of the nearest town said on Tuesday.

Henri Depele, the mayor of Sibut, around 200 km (125 miles) northeast of the capital Bangui, said two Russian and one Ukrainian were killed at around 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) by armed men who emerged from the bush.

Central African Republic's presidential spokesman Albert Yaloke Mokpeme said the bodies of three people "of European appearance" had been found near Sibut by the army but that he did not know their nationality or profession. (Reporting By Crispin Dembassa-Kette and Paul Logerie; Writing by Aaron Ross Editing by Edward McAllister and Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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