At least five people were killed and several others injured following weekend clashes among rival groups sparked by the shooting death of an opponent of Frandy Louis, a deputy leader of a political party here on Saturday.

Police said that violence erupted after supporters of the man, identified only as “Bouligan” and Louis in Limbé, in the northern section of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

They said several buildings were set on fire including the residence of Jacot Leroi, who has been accused of committing the murder and a close associate of Louis.

The authorities said the home of Louis’ mother and that of a brother of a Member of Parliament as well as gas station belonging to Louis were also destroyed. Continue reading

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