Africa

Violence Reported in CAR Capital

Interim president blaming supporters of ousted president

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Heavy fighting is reported in the capital of the Central African Republic, as the U.N. prepares to authorize deployment of more troops to the troubled country.

The initial accounts from Bangui said at least several people were killed Thursday in clashes in three parts of the city, including the Boy Rabe neighborhood.

Interim CAR president Michel Djotodia's spokesman accused supporters of former president Francois Bozize of launching attacks.  

Wilfred Koyamba, a student in the city, said people fear for their safety and wonder when help will arrive.