At least 15 people, including a priest, were killed and scores wounded in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on May 1 when unidentified gunmen attacked a church, a morgue official and rights groups said. The attack occurred on the border of the predominantly Muslim PK 5 neighbourhood where 21 people were killed last month when a joint mission by U.N. peacekeepers and local security forces to disarm criminal gangs descended into open fighting.

As reported by Reuters,  witnesses said: “Notre Dame de Fatima church was attacked with gunfire and grenades during a morning service, forcing trapped churchgoers to escape through a hole made in the church wall by police.” A priest named Albert Toungoumale Baba was among those shot dead during the attack, said the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Bangui, Walter Brad Mazangue.

The same church was previously attacked in 2014 when gunmen with grenades killed a priest and some worshippers.




Source: Reuters