Killings Fuel Anger in Tense Central African Capital

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Residents demonstrate in the Muslim enclave of Bangui to express their anger on Saturday after three people were killed in violence coming just days after a deadly church attack in which 27 people were kidnapped. MARCO LONGARI / AFP - Getty Images

Residents demonstrate in a Muslim neighborhood of Bangui, the Central African Republic capital, to express their anger Saturday after three people were killed in clashes. Tensions have soared in the mostly Christian capital after Muslim gunmen attacked a church in its Fatima neighborhood Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and abducting 27 others, according to U.N. officials. The country has been gripped by ethnic and religious violence for more than a year since Seleka rebels, who are mostly Muslim, seized Bangui in March 2013.

People push a cart carrying the coffin of a relative killed in violent clashes in the capital Bangui on Saturday. MARCO LONGARI / AFP - Getty Images