BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic's security minister says a man fatally shot a fan outside the stadium where the country beat Angola in an African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Jean Serge Bokassa said Sunday that a man believed to be a Muslim militia member pulled out a gun and shot the fan dead after the victim identified him as ex-Seleka. Bokassa said security forces dispersed an angry crowd, which attacked the vehicle of the National Assembly president.
Bokassa said the gunman is being held by the gendarmerie.
Central African Republic descended into violence after Muslim Seleka rebels toppled the president in 2013. A Christian militia then unleashed sectarian fighting that forced hundreds of thousands of Muslim civilians to flee. Tensions remain in the country.
Central African Republic beat Angola 3-1.