Bangui, Central African Republic – Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), is tense after armed rebels launched a coordinated attack on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday evening.

The attack – the first in the capital city since the December 27 elections – was repelled by the UN mission and government forces.

“I’m under tension at the moment,” said a soldier from the Central African armed forces keeping guard in Bimbo, a suburb of Bangui that came under attack.

The Coalition of the Patriots for Change (CPC), a group comprising of the country’s six most powerful rebel groups that created havoc in the run-up to the country’s legislative and presidential elections, have launched sporadic attacks across the country since it was formed

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