Central African Republic: Seleka and Revolution-Justice rebel groups clash in Markounda leaving 26 dead
At least 26 people died on Tuesday as armed groups clashed over control of a town in the northwest of the Central African Republic.
Militia members clashed in Markounda, about 530 kilometers (330 miles) north of the capital, Bangui, for about two hours, Herve Bilal, head of the sub-prefecture, said by phone. The violence was between so-called Seleka rebels who overthrew former President Francois Bozize in 2013 and supporters of a movement called Revolution-Justice, he said.
Spokesmen for the groups confirmed the fighting. A regional Seleka troops commander, Ali Nour, said by phone his fighters had chased members of Revolution-Justice from Markounda.