Central African Republic

John Kerry Calls For End of Violence in CAR

Mass grave in the capital discovered yesterday

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for an immediate end to violence in the Central African Republic, where clashes this week left "dozens" of people dead including six African Union peace-keepers.

A mass grave containing at least 20 bodies was discovered yesterday in the capital, Bangui, Kerry said in a statement e-mailed by the State Department today. The bodies of 44 people were found in the streets of the city yesterday after clashes on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, Romaric Bekourou, a spokesman for the Red Cross, said by phone. Sixty people were injured, he said.