A man holds his machete as young people, who created a self-defence committee for their district Benz-vi, met before leaving for a patrol in their district in Bangui. Picture: SIA KAMBOU

Bangui - At least 10 people were killed and several others wounded in clashes Wednesday in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, officials said.

The violence erupted during the afternoon close to the Notre-Dame de Fatima church in Bangui, according to a police officer and a military source.