Two Russian mercenaries killed in Central African Republic
Two employees of a Russian private military company were killed in the Central African Republic, Turkey's Anadolu news agency reported citing local media.
According to the agency, the mercenaries worked for PMC Wagner.
The attack on PMC fighters took place in the Ukham-Pende prefecture in the north of the country.
The mercenaries were ambushed by the local rebel group, the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC), near the village of Juve.
No other details of the attack were reported.
- Insurgency in the Central African Republic intensified before the presidential and parliamentary elections that took place held on December 27, 2020.
- The same month, amid heavy fighting between government forces and rebels, Russia sent 300 military instructors to the country at the request of the CAR authorities.
- In March 2021, it became known that the local army could recapture about 30 cities from the militants with the support of Russian military instructors.