JOHANNESBURG, August (ANA) – Three Russian TV journalists killed in the Central African Republic last month while investigating the activities of a clandestine firm of private military contractors from Russia have been laid to rest, Reuters reported. 

The three men were killed about 200 km northeast of the volatile African state’s capital Bangui, according to local officials. 

The Russian foreign ministry has said the three men were killed during a robbery, but colleagues of the dead journalists have launched an investigation into their murders, the circumstances of which they say remain unclear.

– African News Agency (ANA)