French Uranium Plant Attacked
From The Nation
Gunmen have attacked a uranium plant operated by French nuclear power giant Areva at Bakouma in the southeast of the Central African Republic, army and French diplomatic sources said Monday. “A violent clash yesterday (Sunday) afternoon pitted” Central African troops against “an unidentified group of armed men attempting to launch an assault on the site of mining company Areva,” a military statement read on national radio said. “The enemy did some material damage and pulled back while taking a sizeable quantity mainly of food with them,” Lieutenant-Colonel Jean Ladawa said in the statement.
“For the moment, it”s difficult to establish a casualty toll from the fighting. However, we sustained no losses either among personnel or the population at Bakouma,” he said.