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Fresh fighting in C. African Republic as crisis grows

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Government soldiers in the Central African Republic battled to re-capture a rebel-held city, a military official said, despite regional efforts to seek a peaceful end to the growing crisis. 

People walk past a poster of Central Africa Republic President Francois Bozize in Bangui on December 28, 2012. Government soldiers in the Central African Republic battled to re-capture a rebel-held city Friday, a military official said, despite regional efforts to seek a peaceful end to the growing crisis.

The military official said the fighting in Bambari, which rebels from the Seleka coalition seized Sunday, was "especially violent", and a humanitarian source said witnesses some 60 kilometres (35 miles) away could hear detonations and heavy weapons fire for several hours.

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