Xenophobic attacks: Zambia deploys over 400 soldiers

2016-04-21 13:19
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Lusaka – Zambia has deployed more than 400 soldiers in the capital Lusaka to end the violence that ensued after foreigners were accused by locals of being linked to ritual killings. 

According to Times of Zambia, President Edgar Lungu issued a special operational order to deploy the soldiers to patrol various townships of Lusaka following and riotous behaviour among residents.

Lungu said that harsher measures would be taken if the violence was politically instigated.

At least two people were burnt to death in Lusaka on Monday.

Citizens took to Twitter to express their distress.

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