Fighting breaks out in Central African Republic's capital

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Posted: Jun 20, 2016 1:03 PM

BANGUI (Reuters) - Fighting broke out in the capital of Central African Republic on Monday and the sound of machineguns and heavier weapons resounded across Bangui, witnesses said.

Insecurity persists months after President Faustin-Archange Touadéra was sworn in March after he won an election designed to draw a line under inter-communal and inter-religious violence that began in 2013.

(Reporting by Crispin Dembassa-Kette; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Janet Lawrence)