Agence France-PresseFebruary 23, 2014 17:02
African peacekeepers on Sunday thwarted an attempt by leaders of the Central African Republic's anti-balaka militia to break out of Bangui prison with the help of the facility's head, sources said.
The jailbreak was stopped "thanks to the vigilance of the Rwandan unit" in the African MISCA force, said a statement by the peacekeepers.
"For five minutes we heard shots, then nothing for a while and the shots started again," an expatriate, who lives near the prison, told AFP.
Armoured vehicles of the MISCA force later patrolled the area.