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Central African Republic’s toll at 98 as fighting rages in capital

Posted: December 6, 2013 at 3:28 a.m.

Civilians wait for treatment Thursday at the hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic, after a day-long gunbattle between soldiers of the Muslim rulers and Christian militias.

Fighting swept Thursday through the capital of Central African Republic, leaving nearly 100 people dead and posing the biggest threat yet to the country’s new government. The U.N. Security Council authorized an intervention force to prevent a bloodbath between Christians and Muslims.

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