Heavy gunfire heard in Burundi capital near state broadcaster




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BUJUMBURA  – Heavy gunfire was heard Burundi’s capital Thursday from near the state broadcaster’s headquarters, where there were earlier of between presidential loyalists and supporters of a coup bid, a Reuters witness said.

The witness also saw a soldier, apparently , lying near the Interior .

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Major General Godefroid Niyombare declared on Wednesday he had deposed President Pierre Nkurunziza while the president was abroad. On Thursday, Army Chief of Staff General Prime Niyongabo said the coup attempt had failed.

 

*(Reuters)*