Central African Republic army, rebels exchange fire near capital: media

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BANGUI, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Central African Republic army exchanged fire with suspected rebel fighters on Wednesday morning at the northern entrance to the capital of Bangui, local media reported.

The clash took place in the PK12 district in Begoua, a neighboring municipality to the north of Bangui. Heavy and automatic gunfire was heard, reported the news site Corbeau News Centrafrique, citing witnesses.

The heavy gunfire was heard by a Xinhua correspondent in downtown Bangui. A gun battle also took place in Bimbo, at the western entrance to Bangui, according to sources close to the fighting areas contacted by Xinhua.

Since mid-December, armed groups have united to launch an offensive against the government. The new rebel alliance, named Coalition of Patriots for Change, had vowed to march on Bangui. Enditem

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