Central African Republic church attack kills 15, including priest


https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/central-african-republic-church-attack-kills-15-including-priest-83921

.- Gunmen killed at least 15 people, including a priest, and left dozens more wounded, in an attack on a Catholic church in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday.

The May 1 attack took place at Our Lady of Fatima parish in the capital Bangui, on the outskirts of the PK5 neighborhood, a largely Muslim area known for violent clashes.

Witnesses told Reuters that gunmen armed with grenades attacked the church during Mass, trapping churchgoers inside. Some were able to escape through a hole in the church wall made by police.

At least 15 were killed, including a priest identified as Fr. Albert Toungoumale Baba, and as many as 99 others were wounded.

After the attack, angry protesters carried the body of Fr. Baba on a stretcher to the presidential palace, according to Reuters witnesses.

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