The Head of the Russian House in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, Dmitry Sytyi, received a parcel containing an explosive substance that detonated in his hands.
The Russian Embassy confirms that Dmitry Sytyi is alive, but he is in serious condition. “Doctors are fighting for the life of Dmitry Sytyi”, said the head of Rossotrudnichestvo Yevgeny Primakov.
According to the sources on the ground the note to the parcel “This is for you from all the French, Russians will get out of Africa”. On November 11, Sytyi received a package from Togo with a photo of his son living in France. The note in the parcel said that next time he would get his son’s head if “the Russians don’t get out of the African continent”.
Despite all the instructions on compliance with security measures, Dmitry Sytyi opened the package, fearing for the life of his son.
The Central African police has initiated investigation of the attack. The police consider an attempt on the Head of the Russian House to be a terrorist attack. Experts on the region note that the attack was attempted a day after the news about last French troops leaving Central African Republic.
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