|Published : 19 Sep 2016, 15:32:48|
Fighting kills 20 in Central African Republic
Fighting between rival rebels groups in Central African Republic killed at least 20 people, a local radio station said.
Local radio staffer Jean-Pierre Ngarassouma and residents said his station and other buildings were looted, as ex-Seleka rebels killed 19 people in Ndomete and five others in Kaga-Bandoro, report news agencies.
They said the violence between the mostly Muslim ex-Seleka rebels and Christian anti-Balaka fighters erupted Friday in Ndomete and spread six miles (10 kilometers) to Kaga-Bandoro's city center into Saturday.
A spokesman for an ex-Seleka branch that controls Kaga-Bandoro, Saad Ahmat Ali, denied responsibility on Sunday.
The government called for calm, and said that it was deploying forces with the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
The UN mission warned that hostilities must cease. –RH