A mob in Bangui has killed seven fighters, all members of the Seleka group which ousted Francois Bozize last month, in the former Central African Republic (CAR) president’s electoral district. “Seven Seleka members who had been disarmed by military police were killed and five wounded on Monday evening and Tuesday morning in Boy-Rabe by armed men and civilians,” General Ousman Mahamat told reporters. The fighters had earlier been disarmed by the army in a bid to restore order to the northern Boy-Rabe neighbourhood - the scene of repeated pillaging and violence, Mahamat said. He added that one of the victims had had his skull shattered by a large stone.
Nearly 20 people were killed in clashes between residents and Seleka fighters in the capital over the weekend. The clashes occurred as the Seleka fighters, who took control of the capital last month, were searching for hidden weapons, according to one police official.