KAGA-BANDORO, Central African Republic (AP) -- Rebels in Central African Republic have taken another town despite pressure to halt their advance.
The rebel coalition on Tuesday seized the town of Kaga-Bandoro, located about 385 kilometers (240 miles) from the capital, Bangui. The move comes just days after they gained control of the key town of Bambari.
Telephone lines were cut in Kaga-Bandoro, but a resident of a nearby community reported seeing the rebels' vehicles crossing the town on Tuesday.
The rebels have now gained control of about 10 towns. They say they want to renegotiate past peace deals with the government of this desperately poor African nation.
President Francois Bozize's government has sought military help from neighboring Chad.
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