France has confirmed that two of its soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, where French forces are taking part in a military intervention approved by the United Nations in response to disorder and violence in the country.
From Voice of America:
France confirmed that two of its soldiers have been killed in the Central African Republic, where they have been working to end months of instability and violence.
President Francois Hollande's office said Tuesday the soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in the capital, Bangui. The statement reiterated Hollande's support for the 1,600 French troops working along with African forces as part of a U.N.-mandated effort to restore security and protect civilians.
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