Just a day after a ceasefire deal between the Central African Republic (CAR) government and rebels, at least 40 people have been killed.
In a report by BBC, the mayor of the town of Bria, north-east of the capital, Bangui, confirm the deaths as he spoke of bodies lying in the streets.
The peace agreement between the government and the rebels had given many hope after it was signed in Rome on Monday. The peace deal included an immediate nationwide ceasefire in exchange for political representation.
Since 2013 when the sectarian violence started, it has killed and displaced thousands of people.
The violence started when an alliance of Muslim-majority rebel groups known as Seleka overthrew President Francois Bozize.
The moved triggered appraisal from attacks from anti-Balaka militias comprising of Christians and animist groups.