Agence France-PresseApril 15, 2013 13:02
The Central African Republic's capital Bangui was tense Monday after a weekend of deadly clashes between residents and Seleka ex-rebel fighters who have seized control of the city.
Nearly 20 people were killed in the violence, according to medical sources. No toll was given by officials.
The clashes occurred as the Seleka fighters -- who grabbed the capital last month, ousting former president Francois Bozize -- were searching for hidden weapons, according to one police official.