Security sources in Central African Republic (CAR) have confirmed of clashes that have left 16 people dead and 20 other badly injured.
Corresponding sources indicate that the clashes were between pastoralist Fulani groups of armed men from the former Seleka rebel group.
The clashes which started late on Sunday extended to Monday with police intervening and killing 16 people mostly armed Fulani and injuring 20 others as reported by AFP.
CAR has witnessed ethnic conflict which started with the overthrow of former leader Francois Bozize, following that was retaliatory attacks that destabilized the country leading to international intervention by the United Nations.
Earlier, CAR conducted elections that saw a peaceful transition of power in a renewed effort to stabilize the country frequently threatened by rebel pockets in some parts of the country.