13 people have been reported dead and scores wounded in the Bria, the Central Africa Republic on Saturday. The death toll is expected to rise as a surge in a sectarian war between a Muslim rebel group and a Christian militia called Anti-Balaka. The violence erupted several days, and it seemed like coordinated attacks seeing as the clashes occurred in different parts of the country.
Humanitarian organizations operating in the country have reported that the country is in the brink of catastrophe as both sides fight and kill each other indiscriminately. The country has experienced unrest and spats of violence since 2013 when a Christian president was ousted by the Seleka, a dominantly Muslim rebel group. The international community has called for immediate action seeing as the increased death would graduate the crisis to a genocide fueled by the sectarian differences.