Central African Republic: Christians kill twelve
AT LEAST 12 people including children and a pregnant woman have been killed by Christian vigilantes in the Central African Republic, a military source said.
A pregnant woman was disembowelled and 10 children slashed with machetes in the vicious attack against members of the Peuhl Muslim minority, which took place about 95 kilometres north of the capital Bangui.
The attack comes with the UN Security Council set to vote on creating a large peacekeeping force for the impoverished country, where the transitional government has lost control since rebels forced the president to flee in March.
“The assailants were seen not far from the camp and they returned in the night to attack the herdsmen who were there with just knives,” a military source said.
“Among the victims were children and a disembowelled pregnant woman. Some managed to escape and there are more than 10 wounded who have been transferred to Bangui,” the source added.