Ex-Seleka members were killed during gunfights with French troops on Monday.
French troops of Operation Sangaris killed several ex-Seleka militiamen in Batangafo in the North of the Central African Republic, on Monday.
The gun battle lasted for hours, according to a member of the African peacekeeping force (MISCA).
Several ex-Seleka were killed, and many were injured. Two MISCA peacekeepers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo died. The French troops suffered no casualties.
The ex-Seleka forces denounced the confrontation as a “violation of the ceasefire established in Brazzaville”.
On July 23rd an agreement between the Muslim-majority ex-Seleka, and the anti-balaka, led by Christians was reached in Brazzaville, and a ceasefire was declared.
On Wednesday last week at least 22 people were killed during renewed fighting between the different armed groups in the country.