Soldiers in the Central African Republic
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CAR death toll much higher than thought, says Amnesty

19 December 2013 Last updated at 14:17 GMT

Nearly 1000 people, double the number estimated by the UN, have been killed in attacks in the Central African Republic by a mainly Muslim militia, according to the human rights charity Amnesty International.

Two days of violence in the capital Bangui saw homes looted and set on fire, despite the presence of international peacekeepers on the ground.

Richard Galpin reports.