Members of the largely Muslim Seleka rebel group on Friday, killed at least 10 people in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR).
Witnesses said in Bangui that heavily armed militants attacked a village near the central town of Grimari on Thursday and set dozens of houses on fire.
They said several people were injured during the attack.
The witness said the onslaught came after Seleka rebels killed more than 40 people during two attacks in the same region earlier this month.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that CAR was plunged into more than two years of lawlessness after Seleka overthrew Christian president Francois Bozize in March 2013.
Since a new government was elected in February, with President Faustin Touadera at the helm, the landlocked country has seen a reduction in violence between rebels groups.