3 killed in violence in Burundi’s capital

Armed bandits Wednesday night shot dead two persons including a soldier and a civilian at Nyabugete in the south of the Burundian capital Bujumbura and another was stabbed to death in the city center.


“Three bandits armed with a gun of the Kalashnikov type, a pistol and a grenade attacked two men including a soldier and a civilian at Nyabugete around 19:30 (17:30 GMT), killing both men while they were walking home,” said Burundian Police Spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye.

Burundi According to him, those bandits stole the gun belonging to the deceased soldier before running away.

“The stolen gun was recovered today (Thursday) morning and the man who had the gun has been arrested,” said Nkurikiye.

He added that another young person believed to be a street young man was stabbed to death by other street men in Bujumbura city center.

Nkurikiye said an investigation has been launched to know why the street young men have killed their fellow. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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