At least eight people including two policemen were injured in a grenade explosion that happened Monday afternoon at Musaga in the south of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, witnesses told Xinhua after the incident.
“An unidentified man blasted a grenade on a group of persons near a bridge between the Second Avenue and the Third Avenue at Musaga at 16:15 (14:15 GMT). Eight persons were injured and two of them were policemen,” said witnesses.
According to them, two of the victims were “seriously injured” and one of them was a schoolchild.
They also said that the attacker ran away after blasting the grenade.
Musaga is a neighborhood that was very active during protests against the third term bid of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza since late April.
Since the controversial re-election of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term in office on July 21, more than ten people were killed in the east African country’s capital Bujumbura alone in post-election violence. Enditem