Fighting in Central African Republic capital kills 36

Fighting in Central African Republic capital kills 36

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Hospital workers in Central African Republic say at least 36 people have been killed in sectarian violence in the capital this weekend.

A Muslim group spokesman, Ousmane Abakar, said Saturday that Muslims attacked a Christian neighborhood after the dead body of a Muslim man was left near a mosque late Friday.

Residents said Sunday a Christian militia group retaliated. Three hospitals have reported at least 36 dead & 80 wounded. The workers who gave the tolls spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the press.

p>Mahamat Kamoun, prime minister of a transitional government until October elections, said a curfew will be imposed.

Central African Republic has been rocked by sectarian violence since the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel coalition toppled the president in 2013.

Source: “Associated Press”