An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)
An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)

“It was about 19:30 (17:30 GMT) when soldiers on a night patrol duty were attacked by unidentified criminals who blasted a grenade at the First Avenue at Musaga. Four soldiers including a captain were injured during the attack,” said Burundian Police Deputy-Spokesman Moise Nkurunziza.

An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country's Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)
An Afghan National Army soldier holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade at an army checkpoint in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 14, 2015. Some nine militants have been killed in Afghan army operations since early Thursday, said the country’s Defense Ministry on Saturday morning. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)(hy)

According to him, the victims’ colleagues also opened fire but no one was injured or killed during the exchange of gunfire between soldiers and the gunmen.

Meanwhile, a corpse of a man was discovered Saturday morning in a valley separating Gasekebuye and Gikoto in Musaga zone.

The man, killed by unidentified persons, was identified as a resident at Gikoto.

Musaga is one of the neighborhoods that held fierce protests against the third term of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi is facing a political turmoil that broke out since April 2015 following the announcement by Burundian President Nkurunziza that he would be seeking a third term.

His candidature, which was opposed by the opposition and civil society groups, resulted into a wave of protests, violence and even a failed coup in May 2015.

Over 400 persons are reported to have been killed since then while some 240,000 citizens sought exile in neighboring countries.

Source: Xinhua

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