At least 26 people have reportedly been killed, following an attack on a village, by suspected rebel fighters, in the Central African Republic.
Rebels have killed 26 villagers in Central African Republic, a spokesman for the presidency said on Saturday, the worst bloodshed in recent months in a country trying to draw a line under years of religious violence and political turmoil.
Albert Mokpeme said the killings took place in the village of Ndomete, not far from the town of Kaga-Bandoro, about 350 km (220 miles) north of the capital Bangui. He blamed fighters from the former Seleka rebel coalition.
“There were 26 victims. The Seleka (rebels) went door to door … The village chief was among the victims,” said Albert Mokpeme said. “It was a massacre.”