Markounda , Central Africa Republic
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on villagers on a village near the CAR – Chad border killing 15, mainly children and women, military sources report.
The village happens to be near a hospital operated by charity group Medicins Sans Fronitiers.
Last week 16 people were killed in an similar attack.
CAR has been struggling with Christian – Muslim conflict which has escalated throughout the first quarter of 2014.
Markounda was once a restive town in Central African Republic near the border with Chad.
The town is 30 km (18 miles) from the health center run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
The attack came during a visit by U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous.
Herve Ladsous is in CAR for a 3 days visit ahead of a 12000 peacekeeping force deployment scheduled for September.
Explosions in eastern Markounda mid-afternoon were followed by rapid gunfire from armed men in military and civilian clothes.
They entered the town and began looting and killing residents.