Brazil 2014: Burundian authorities tighten security as World Cup gets underway

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BUJUMBURA – The Burundian on announced that they would tighten security across the country as fans would stay up late to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup .

They said this because of the difference between Brazil and Burundi during the to July 13 .

at the will be broadcast live on television and on giant screens across the country.

During the 2006 World Cup played , the Burundian capital city of Bujumbura plunged into mourning.

This the wake of a grenade attack perpetrated by unidentified men against supporters celebrating Italy’s win over France.

That attack left three persons dead and 25 others injured the popular district of Cibitoke, Bujumbura.

According to the spokesperson, Hermes Harimenshi, fans are afraid that there could be a repeat of the 2006 incident.

The El-Shabaab militants have been threatening to attack Burundi for its presence in fighting the Islamist rebel movement.(PANA/NAN)