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Central African Republic: Seven killed, 20 injured after concert attack

16 November 2017
Seven persons were killed and 20 others, including six musicians, were severely injured as a result of a grenade attack at a peace concert in Bangui.
Photo: Bangui city centre/Wikicommons

 

Seven persons were killed and 20 others severely injured as a result of unknown persons on a motorcycle throwing a grenade into the audience at a café where a peace and reconciliation concert was being held on 11 November 2017 in Central African Republic capital Bangui, reported Reuters.

Six musicians from singer Ozaguin’s band, who were performing at the event, were among those seriously injured, reported Nigerian new source Punch.

Freemuse condemns the attack. Artists have the right to perform in a safe space for audiences who have the same right to enjoy artistic and cultural events without fear.

The attack on the concert led to further violence in response, causing further deaths, injuries and damage that carried on until the next day.

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