One person was killed and four others injured on Thursday night in a gunmen attack in Gitega province, central Burundi, an official said Friday.

Four people armed with guns and grenades attacked Murama village in Bugendana district at about 10:30 p.m. local time, where they attacked bars, shops and households, said Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesperson of the Burundian security ministry.

The gunmen fired bullets and exploded three grenades, killing one person on the spot and injuring four others, said Nkurikiye, adding that they stole money and other items from the shops before escaping.
Security forces are tracking down the attackers, he added.

Thursday’s attack is the first one in Bugendana district in recent years, according to district administrator Beatrice Bukuru. Enditem

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