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Red Cross: 30 dead in last 3 days in C. African Republic capital fighting

  • Chadian families wait for transport to Chad in a hangar at Bangui's airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. Over 350 Muslim refugees were evacuated by the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) fleeing sectarian violence between Muslim Seleka forces and Christian anti Balaka militias. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Chadian families wait for transport to Chad in a hangar at Bangui's airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. Over 350 Muslim refugees were evacuated by the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) fleeing sectarian violence between Muslim Seleka forces and Christian anti Balaka militias. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Chadian family waits for transport to Chad in a hangar at Bangui's airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. Over 350 Muslim refugees were evacuated by the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) fleeing sectarian violence between Muslim Seleka forces and Christian anti Balaka militias. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    A Chadian family waits for transport to Chad in a hangar at Bangui's airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. Over 350 Muslim refugees were evacuated by the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) fleeing sectarian violence between Muslim Seleka forces and Christian anti Balaka militias. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

The International Committee of the Red Cross says at least 30 people have been killed in Central African Republic's volatile capital over the last three days.

Nadia Dibsy, a spokeswoman for the ICRC in Bangui, said Friday that the capital is now experiencing "unprecedented levels of violence."

An Associated Press journalist on Wednesday saw the bodies of two men who had been hacked to death with machetes and mutilated.

The spike in violence comes even as 1,600 French troops and 5,000 African peacekeepers try to stabilize the country.

A political crisis sparked by a March 2013 coup has ignited violence between the Muslim rebels who seized power and the majority Christian population. Now that the rebels no longer hold power, the Christians are attacking Muslim civilians.