Six killed in clashes in Burundi capital ahead of poll results

At least six people, including one policeman, were killed in Burundi’s capital on Wednesday, witnesses and a police spokesman said, in the latest violent clash between police and residents since Monday’s parliamentary election. Burundi has been locked in its worst political crisis since its civil war ended a decade ago, with protests erupting in late April against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to seek a third term in office. Dozens have been killed. Monday’s parliamentary election was boycotted by the opposition, and the presidential vote, scheduled for July 15, also comes in the face of widespread protests.



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