Clash among Seleka rebels in Central African Republic kills 17

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:08 AM

BANGUI (Reuters) - Seventeen people have been killed in fighting between Seleka rebels in the north of Central African Republic, the military spokesman for the rebels said on Tuesday.

Three people had been wounded in two days of fighting that started on Monday, Captain Ahamat Najat said.

The former French colony has been gripped by violence since Seleka, a coalition of mostly Muslim rebels and some fighters from neighboring Chad and Sudan, seized power in March 2013.

(Reporting by Crispin Dembassa-Kette; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Louise Ireland)