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African Peacekeepers Defend Shooting in CAR

A general with the African peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic is defending Chadian soldiers who are accused of opening fire on civilians and killing more than 20 people. General Martin Tumenta Chomu told reporters Monday that the troops were responding to an attack by Christian militiamen in the capital, Bangui. He said the troops were ordered on Saturday to take what he called "shots of deterrence" to open a road in the volatile PK12 neighborhood. Witnesses in...

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