Christian militiamen kill 70 Muslims in Central African Republic

By: Krista LarsonThe Associated Press, Feb. 24, 2014

CARNOT, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC—Christian militiamen killed at least 70 people in the remote southwest of Central African Republic, at one point ordering a group of Muslims to lie on the ground and shooting them one by one, witnesses said Monday.

The militiamen, known as the anti-Balaka, slaughtered the Muslims in the village of Guen earlier this month, said Rev. Rigobert Dolongo, a Catholic priest who helped bury the bodies. At least 27 people were killed on the first day of the attack, while 43 others were slain on the second day, he said.