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CAR: fresh conflict spreads

by a staff reporter

TWO days of fighting this week between Christians and Muslims have left more than 50 people dead in continuing violence in the Central African Republic.

The latest attack on a village in the north-west of the country was started by mainly Christian militia, leading to reprisals by Muslim groups, witnesses told the news agency Reuters. One witness, Ibrahim Alawad, was reported to have said that he saw bodies with "hearts cut out" at the mortuary.

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