Four bodies found in Burundi capital amid wave of political violence

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Kigali – The Burundian League for Human Rights said on Thursday, three people have been killed by police near Bujumbura, where a fourth body was also found, as a wave of political violence rocked the country.

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Anschaire Nikoyagize, President of the Human Rights Group said that the bodies of the three were discovered Thursday morning in the capital suburb of Mutakura.

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Nikoyagize quoted witnesses as saying police had fired at them late Wednesday, adding that another body was also discovered in Bujumbura.

Burundi has been gripped by violence since April, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to seek a third term in office, despite the constitutional two term limit.

Defying violent protests, Nkurunziza won an election boycotted by the opposition in July.

Human rights activists say about 200 people have been killed in protests and incidents since April. (dpa/NAN)


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