Two French Soldiers Killed in CAR

Died in fighting that took place in the capital


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.