Pastor killed in outbreak of violence in Bangui

A Christian pastor has been killed in his church in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) by militants angered at the loss of their leader in a military raid.

Pastor Jean-Paul Sankagui of the Eglise du Christ en Centrafrique (ECC) was one of at least three people reported killed, with a further 26 injured in the wake of an operation staged by  CAR military and UN peacekeepers. Pastor Sankagui’s church, and at least one other place of worship, was demolished during the violent outbreak.