Two more Muslims have been killed and six others injured in an attack by Christian militiamen in the Central African Republic.
On Monday, gunmen targeted an evacuation convoy transporting about 1,300 Muslims from the capital Bangui to a safe place in the country’s far north, witnesses said.
The 15-truck convoy, escorted from the capital by foreign peacekeepers, was attacked some 200-300 kilometers north of Bangui.
The African state has been the scene of fierce clashes between Muslims of the Seleka group and anti-Balaka Christian militias since late 2013, when anti-Balaka militants stormed the capital in an attempt to overthrow the government.
Thousands of Muslims have been killed and nearly a million have been made homeless in the clashes.
The United Nations has described the forced displacement of tens of thousands of Muslims as “ethnic cleansing.”