Friday, May 04, 2018

White House Expresses Concern Over Religious Violence In Central African Republic

The White House Press Secretary yesterday released a statement regarding religious violence in the Central African Republic (full text), saying in part:
The United States is extremely concerned about recent attacks against civilian centers, including Tuesday’s attack on a Christian church in the Fatima neighborhood of Bangui and the retaliatory attacks on Muslim community members.  We urge Central African Republic (CAR) government officials to provide safety and security for all of its citizens, regardless of faith.  CAR’s security forces must be professional in the face of ongoing security challenges.
New York Times has coverage of the violence.