Grenade attacks kill four people in Burundi as elections loom




BUJUMBURA  – Grenade attacks in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura and towns to the north killed four people on Sunday night, the police said on Monday, stoking tensions before a parliamentary election next week and a presidential vote on July 15.

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A grenade attack on a bar in Ngozi town north of Bujumbura killed four people and wounded 27, while a blast in the northern town of Kirundo near a bank injured two people, police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said. A grenade attack in the Musaga district of Bujumbura also wounded one police officer, he said.

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(Reuters)

 



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