Muslims Slaughter 26 Christians in Central African Republic

The Central African Republic’s presidency says 26 villagers were killed Saturday after a Muslim majority rebel faction systematically murdered civilians from a rival Christian group in the village of Ndomete.

“The Seleka (rebels) went door to door,” presidential spokesman Albert Mokpeme told the Reuters news agency. “The village chief was among the victims … It was a massacre.”

Violence pitting the mainly Muslim Seleka fighters against rival Christian anti-Balaka militia members started Friday where the massacre occured before fighting spread to surrounding towns and villages.