Bangui: Two people were killed and several others were wounded Friday when gunfire erupted during protests in Bangui calling for the resignation of the interim government, witnesses and a military source said.
The protesters are also demanding the removal of Burundian peacekeeping forces from the Central African Republic.
At least 15 people, including a priest, were killed and several others wounded when violence erupted at a church in central Bangui on Wednesday, where thousands of displaced people had sought refuge, according to police and military sources.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned recent attacks, calling on authorities to take "concrete measures to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable."
The deeply impoverished, majority Christian country has been wracked by relentless tit-for-tat attacks between Christian vigilante groups and the mainly Muslim ex-Seleka rebels who seized control in a coup last year but were forced from power in January.