Agence France-PresseDecember 6, 2013 11:03
French troops killed several armed men Thursday in a clash near the airport in the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, the army said.
"At dawn (Thursday), an armed pick-up opened fire three times in the direction of civilians and French troops. After the third time, we retaliated and destroyed the vehicle," said the spokesman for the French general staff, Colonel Gilles Jaron.
He said such pick-up trucks, often equipped with mounted machine guns, usually carry four or five occupants.