Gunfire, explosions heard in protesters’ stronghold north of Burundi capital

A number of people have been wounded, a resident of the area said by phone.

GUNFIRE and explosions were heard in Mutakura, north of Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, on Saturday when police officers tried to arrest a man who had recently escaped from prison, a resident said. 

A number of people have been wounded, Nzambiyakira Lambert, a resident of the area, said by phone. Mutakura is a stronghold for protesters opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term in office. 

Calls to the mobile phone of police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye didn’t connect.



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