The United Nations on Friday informed that three UN Burundian peacekeepers have been killed and two wounded by "unidentified armed combatants" in the Central African Republic.
Fighting had resumed in Bakouma, about 250 kilometers east of the capital Bangui, according to United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), a UN peacekeeping mission.
The UN's 13,000-strong peacekeeping mission has struggled to restore order in the war-torn Central African country since 2014.
Sunday's elections are deemed a key test of the country's ability to recover stability.
Mineral-rich but rated the world's second-poorest country on the UN's Human Development Index, the Central African Republic has been chronically unstable since independence 60 years ago.
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