(Bambari) Nine Chinese nationals were killed on Sunday in a mining site in the region of Bambari, in the center of the Central African Republic, plagued for several years by a civil war, the mayor of Bambari and a woman told AFP on Sunday. local security source.

“We counted nine bodies and two wounded,” Bambari mayor Abel Matchipata told AFP, claiming the victims were Chinese nationals working at “a Chinese mining site” of “the Gold Coast mining company. Group”, located 25 km away. A local security source confirmed the attack, the toll and the nationality of the victims. Contacted by AFP, the Chinese embassy has not yet responded.