Nine killed in Burundi clashes, army says

By REUTERS
July 20, 2011 17:18

 
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BUJUMBURA - Nine people were killed in western Burundi when the army and police clashed with gunmen who ambushed two private vehicles, the army said on Wednesday.

The incident was the latest in a series of attacks, raising fears of a fresh rebellion against the government in the central African nation. Five gunmen, two soldiers, a policeman and a civilian were killed in the latest clash.

"Police and army are leading a joint operation against groups of gunmen who on Tuesday ambushed two transport vehicles," army spokesman Colonel Gaspard Baratuza told Reuters.

Baratuza said the attack occurred in Burundi's western province of Cibitoke bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo. He declined to say whether the assailants were rebels or bandits.

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