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Attack In Central African Republic Kills Aid Workers And Chiefs

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BANGUI, April 27 (Reuters) - At least 22 people, including 15 local chiefs and three local members of staff from medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, have been killed in an attack on a town in Central African Republic, officials said on Sunday.

The attack took place on Saturday in Nanga Boguila, about 450 km (280 miles) north of the capital, Bangui. A spokesman for MSF confirmed the deaths of its staff but gave no further details.

Most of the casualties died when an MSF-run clinic in the town was attacked while local chiefs were holding a meeting there, Gilles Xavier Nguembassa, the town's former member of parliament, told Reuters, citing witnesses he had spoken to. (Reporting by Crispin Dembassa-Kette; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Andrew Roche)

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