A low-flying fighter jet dropped bombs close to a base for Russian mercenaries working with the Central African Republic’s military, promoting authorities to launch an investigation.
The attack took place in the early hours of Monday at the Cotenaf base in Bossangoa, where witnesses said both the base used by Russia’s Wagner Group and surrounding homes had been hit.
“The Russian paramilitaries showed their indignation very early by shooting in the air from 5 to 6 o’clock. For the moment the city is quiet, the shops are not yet open and people are afraid to go about their business,” said Robert Faradanga, a local community journalist.
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the aircraft that dropped the explosives.
Information Minister Serge Ghislain Djorie said in a statement that the unknown aircraft headed north after the incident before leaving the country’s airspace.