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Latest Burundi violence stokes fears of renewed ethnic war

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 00:51

At least seven people were killed in Burundi overnight, including five men shot by the police, in districts with heavy opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza. Nathan Frandino reports.

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WARNING: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES At least seven people were killed after another night of violence in Bujumbura. Here in the Cibitoke district, residents say police shot these five men during house searches. This woman says one of the men was killed in cold blood...taken from the house, marched into the street...and shot dead. Police say they were responding to recent grenade attacks... but it's just the latest incident in months of unrest that began in April when President Pierre Nkurunziza said he would seek a third term in office. The violence has killed more than 240 people with fears rising that the bloodshed could turn into a full-blown civil war.

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Latest Burundi violence stokes fears of renewed ethnic war

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 00:51