CAR: Bangui Church attack leaves 15 dead

ANI | Updated: May 02, 2018 06:00 IST

Bangui [Central African Republic] May 2 (ANI): At least 15 people including a priest have reportedly been killed and several wounded in Central African Republic's (CAR) capital city Bangui when gunmen attacked a church.

Several media reports stated that Notre Dame de Fatima church was attacked with gunfire and grenades during a morning service according to witnesses.

The CAR has faced several years of ethnic and religious conflict.

The attack occurred on the border of the predominantly Muslim PK 5 neighbourhood where 21 people were killed last month, according to the media reports.

Four years ago, over a dozen people, including a priest, lost their lives in an armed attack at the same church. (ANI)