Authorities in the Central African Republic have opened an investigation after low-flying fighter jets dropped explosives near the base of Wagner mercenaries who work with the country’s military.
This occurs while the attack occurred in the prime hours on Monday morning at the Kotnaf base in the Bossangoa region, where eyewitnesses said the base used by the Russian “Wagner” group and surrounding homes were shelled, according to the Associated Press.
Journalist Robert Varadanga reported that the Wagner group showed their “discontent very early on by shooting in air from five to six in the morning”, adding that “at the moment the city is quiet, the shops are not open yet and people are afraid to go about their business.” commercial”.
“It will not go unpunished.”
For his part, Information Minister Serge Ghislain Djouri said in a statement that the unidentified planes headed north after the crash before leaving the country’s airspace.
He also added that “this act committed by the enemies of the pace will not go unpunished.”
While it is not yet clear who is responsible for the planes that dropped the explosives.
Guarding the gold and diamond mines
In the Central African Republic, Wagner fighters roam the capital Bangui in nondescript military vehicles and guard the country’s gold and diamond mines.
They also helped push back armed rebel groups and keep President Faustin-Archange Touadera in power.
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