Disturbing images which apparently show a man cutting flesh from the burning body of a Muslim man and licking the bloodied knife have emerged from the war torn Central African Republic (CAR).
The man identified himself as 'Mad Dog' - real name Ouandja Magloire – to an Associated Press photographer who took the images in Bangui on Sunday. He is also reported to have eaten parts of the flesh.
The agency reports two Muslim men were lynched on Sunday in revenge for the killing of a taxi driver from the Sango neighbourhood a day earlier.
It is not known if Magloire partook in the killings or arrived afterwards.
He claimed a Muslim mob had killed his family.
Violent disorder is continuing across the Christian-majority nation, where rival militia have been engaged in gun battles.
International observers say that some semblance of order is now returning to the country after a French-brokered ceasefire.
At least 1,000 people have been killed, and tens of thousands fled their homes following the resignation of the country's Muslim president, Michel Djotodia.
Magloire told the BBC he had led a gang of at least 20 youths, aimed at taking revenge for the killings. He followed the man onto a bus and then forced the driver to stop.
He was stabbed, set on fire, and then Mad Dog was filmed eating parts of his victim's leg, according to the BBC's correspondent.
The incident was recorded on mobile phones.Suggest a correction