Burundi security forces kill 2 gunmen

Two gunmen were killed Sunday night in an operation to dismantle an armed group in Mugamba district in Bururi province, some 80 km southeast of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, a local administration official said Monday.

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“During the operation that happened at Kivumvu last (Sunday) night in a bush where gunmen were hiding, security forces killed two gunmen and seized one gun,” Mugamba district Administrator Anicet Niyonzima told Xinhua by phone.

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According to him, security forces also seized kitchen equipment that those gunmen were using.

Niyonzima indicated that security forces learned that gunmen were hiding at Kivumvu bush thanks to the population that warned them.

He thanked those citizens who alerted security forces and encouraged them to remain watchful.

Since April 2015, with the outbreak of protests against the third term bid of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza and his controversial re-election in July 2015, violence has left over 400 dead in the east African nation, according to civil society groups.

Some rebel groups that were formed during the ongoing political stalemate have declared war against President Nkurunziza and his government. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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