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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ex-Minister, Son Slain

BANGUI, Central African Republic () -- A former cabinet minister in Central African Republic and his son were abducted from their home and murdered in growing ethnic violence in the capital Bangui, a government minister said on Friday.

Public Service Minister David Dofara, who is the head of the national Red Cross, said he had seen the bodies of former interior minister Christophe Grelombe and his son. Witnesses said they had been seized by troops loyal to President Ange-Felix Patasse at dawn Thursday when they clashed with soldiers who have been staging a mutiny since Nov. 16.