UN Secretary General calls for calm in Central Africa

Vastavam web: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres today called for calm in Central African Republic, where at least 24 people were killed in attacks in the capital Bangui targeting a church and a mosque.Guterres condemned Tuesday’s attacks, which also left about 170 people wounded, and “urges all actors to cease violence and work together to bring peace and stability to the country,” his deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement.The violence erupted when men in a well-known local militia group rammed through a roadblock. Armed men then stormed a church in the middle of a service, killing worshippers and a priest.

In response, a mob burned a mosque and lynched two people believed to be Muslim.The violence has raised fears that the country, one of the most unstable in the world, could again plunge into a bloody sectarian conflict.