In the Central African Republic, a dozen craftsmen lost their lives in an attack carried out on Wednesday morning by armed men believed to be Russians. The tragedy took place in the town of Bossangoa, north of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.
A dozen people working in a mine on a gold extraction site in the town of Bossangoa, located north of the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, were executed by armed men, who are still at large.
According to information from Corbeaunews, a Central African newspaper quoted by Anadolu, « the provisional death toll from this attack is close to 10, but it could rise in the coming hours. These killings were committed « by Russian mercenaries » and « confirmed by the prefectural and municipal authorities of Bossangoa, » the media outlet continued.
« All of the victims are said to be artisanal miners working on a gold mining site. They are civilians, the inhabitants of Bossangoa acknowledge. They have nothing to do with the armed groups… We do not know the reasons for this new armed intervention, but everything leads us to believe that these mercenaries are reacting exactly like their colleagues in Bria, who had issued an ultimatum to the local youth not to risk going to a mining site or carrying out any activity related to the extraction of gold or diamonds, » the newspaper reports.