Three suspects arrested for killing Chinese nationals in Central African Republic
Updated 18:14, 09-Oct-2018
Police have arrested three main suspects in the Central African Republic (CAR) for alleged involvement in the killing of three Chinese citizens, according to a statement from the Chinese embassy in the CAR.
The local authorities will also carry out a large-scale operation for more suspects, and will launch the process of judicial investigation as soon as possible, said the statement.
Three Chinese nationals were killed Thursday in the CAR, the Chinese embassy confirmed Friday.
A boat carrying four Chinese and a young local man capsized Thursday in the town of Sosso-Nakombo, in which the local man disappeared. 
The survived Chinese then went to a local gendarmerie brigade to report the incident. At this moment, bandits, who were informed of the disappearance of their compatriot, came up and attacked the Chinese, killing three of them and seriously wounding the other one.
The gendarmerie brigade was also attacked and ransacked.
On Friday, Chinese Ambassador to the CAR Chen Dong had a telephone conversation with the country's President Faustin-Archange Touadera, and met with Prime Minister Simplice-Mathieu Sarandji and Minister of the Interior in charge of public security Henri Wanzet Linguissara.
The Chinese ambassador called on the CAR authorities to do everything necessary to find and punish the criminals, as well as to ensure the safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese nationals in the country.
Touadera and Sarandji condemned the brutality of the perpetrators, and expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and the government of China.
Reinforcements have been deployed to the locality of the tragedy. The bodies of the three victims and the seriously injured Chinese had been sent to the capital Bangui, where the injured is currently under intensive medical care.
(Cover: A motorcycle taxi driver rides along a road from Ngaragba in Bangui, Central African Republic, July 21, 2018. /VCG Photo)
Source(s): Xinhua News Agency