At least 4 killed in latest violence in Burundi’s capital

At least four people were killed in overnight violence in the Burundi capital, the police said Sunday as sporadic gunfire and loud explosions continued to echo across the city. A local human rights activist, however, said up to seven dead bodies had been discovered and blamed the police for the killings. Bujumbura has been wracked by violence since April when the president announced he would seek a third term, sparking violent street clashes and a failed coup attempt. Opponents and supporters of the president appear to be targeting each other in revenge attacks, raising fears of a possible return to civil war.



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