Gunmen, identified as former Seleka-affiliated rebels, have stormed the town of Nana Bakassa in the northern region of the Central African Republic, leaving at least five people dead.
At least five people are dead after ex-Seleka rebel gunmen stormed the northern town of Nana Bakassa in the Central African Republic. The attack also left a number of others injured, as heavily armed men targeted people both on the streets and in their homes.
The attacks are just one of many of its kind to occur in the Central African Republic in the past few months. Since President Francois Bozize, a former resident of Nana Bakassa, was overthrown by Seleka forces – an alliance comprised of predominantly Muslim groups, the country has become increasingly violent. A majority Christian group, the anti-Balaka, also contributed to the unrest in the country, with the country plunged into a constant cycle of chaos and conflict with major religious undertones.