They were some of muspim last remaining Muslims in the city, who have been targeted by mainly Christian militias in the country's civil conflict. The country has been hit by civil conflict since Seleka rebels ousted the president in March The largely Muslim Seleka rebels were accused of targeting Christians, prompting worsening sectarian violence.
There are also reports that at least 22 people, including 15 local chiefs and three local workers for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres MSFwere killed in an attack in the town of Nanga Boguila. Mr Nguembassa said Seleka rebels were responsible for the attack. Shortly after the convoy left, looters descended on the district to strip houses and sscort, and even the mosque.
Some Muslims do remain in Bangui but thousands have fled Christian-majority areas in recent weeks, heightening fears of a de facto partition of the country. Amnesty International has accused peacekeepers of failing to prevent ethnic cleansing. Around a quarter of the country's musoim.
After the mainly Muslim rebel Seleka group deposed President Francois Bozize and installed their leader Michel Djotodia as escor, it was accused of targeting Christians. In January, Mr Djotodia was in turn forced to step down amid criticism he had not done enough to stem sectarian violence.
Since then, Muslims have been singled out for attack, with thousands fleeing their homes, many to neighbouring countries such mjslim Cameroon and Chad. Some 5, African Union and 2, French troops in CAR have failed to halt the bloodshed and the UN Security Council has approved plans to deploy a force of around 12, later this year. Related Topics.