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BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) – A Burundian army official in says 87 people were killed in violence on Friday, 11th December 2015, when three military installations were attacked by armed men.
Army spokesman Col. Gaspard Baratuza said Saturday eight security officers were among those killed and 21 others wounded in the fighting. Baratuza said forces arrested 45 members of the unidentified group that attacked the military installations.
Residents of Burundi’s capital said that security forces searched houses and dragged out some people and shot them, some with their hands tied behind their backs.
The violence is associated with the disputed third term of President Pierre Nkurunziza, that many Burundians and the international community have opposed saying it’s unconstitutional.
An eye witness says 21 people have been found shot dead in a neighborhood of Burundi’s capital after the government said an unidentified group carried out coordinated attacks on three military installations…
A Burundian army official in says 87 people were killed in violence Friday when three military installations were attacked by armed men.