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France opens new sex abuse probe into troops in C Africa

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 5, 2016, 5:13 pm IST
Updated Apr 5, 2016, 8:34 pm IST
UN peacekeepers stand guard (Photo: AFP)
 UN peacekeepers stand guard (Photo: AFP)

Paris: French prosecutors on Tuesday opened a preliminary investigation into new allegations of sexual abuse against French UN peacekeeping soldiers based in the Central African Republic, a judiciary source said.

The prosecutors' office said the alleged acts took place in the eastern town of Dekoa between 2013 and 2015. The United Nations revealed the accusations last week.

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