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Central African Republic Rebels Occupy Two Towns, Bishop Says

Rebels in the Central African Republic attacked two southern towns and threatened residents in a third, which the presidency said violated a peace agreement signed earlier this month.

The towns of Dimbi and Kembe, near Bangassou about 475 kilometers (295 miles) east of the capital, Bangui, were captured by members of the Seleka rebel group on Jan. 20, Juan Jose Aguirre, the bishop of Bangassou, said in a phone interview today from the city.