Twelve members of a heavily armed group trying to enter the town of Birao were killed in a firefight between the group and the Central African Republic (CAR) troops and UN peacekeepers. The militants were a part of the FPRC, the largest armed group in CAR, fighting over resources and land. Thousands have been killed since 2013 due to the fighting, and almost a quarter of the entire population has been displaced and run out of their towns. Many wonder how the upcoming presidential election in December will fare with the continued fighting and confusion.
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