20 December 2013 defenceWeb (Reuters)
Christian militia forces known as 'anti-balaka' attacked Muslim neighborhoods of the capital of Central African Republic on Friday, according to residents and African peacekeepers, sending heavy and light arms fire ringing out across Bangui.
"Anti-balaka fighters attacked the PK 5 neighborhood and another neighborhood called Fatima," said a spokesman for the African Union peacekeeping force, MISCA. He said MISCA troops were on their way to the fighting.
The spokesman also said that a Chadian peacekeeper injured in an attack on a MISCA patrol on Thursday had died of his wounds.