Burundi: 2 killed in attacks blamed on police

2015-06-28 11:49
	People stand around a cluster of empty cartridges lying on the ground in the Jabe distirct of Bujumbura after a night of intense shooting that saw a young man allegedly killed by police. (Landry Nshimiye, AFP)

People stand around a cluster of empty cartridges lying on the ground in the Jabe distirct of Bujumbura after a night of intense shooting that saw a young man allegedly killed by police. (Landry Nshimiye, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Bujumbura - Witnesses say two people have been killed in overnight attacks that they believe were carried out by Burundian police.

Witnesses in Jabe neighborhood in the nation's capital of Bujumbura, reported intense gunfire on Saturday night in an apparent police crackdown on areas seen as hosting anti-government protesters.

Mohamed Masumbuko said his brother, Masumbuko Prime Abdul, was killed in a grenade attack, his "face completely shredded".

Another victim, Patrick Ndikumana, was first hit by a bullet but was killed in a subsequent grenade attack, according to witness Joshua Ngendakumana.

It was not immediately possible to get a comment from the police, who have previously blamed an escalation of violence on protesters opposed to a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on Monday despite the violence.

Read more on:    burundi  |  east africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.