Gunmen attack military bases in Burundi’s capital

Agen Sabung Ayam

Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy and wires

Posted December 12, 2015 08:34:thirty

There has been renewed violence in the tiny African country Burundi, sparking global worry of a civil conflict.

Coordinated assaults in opposition to 3 navy installations in the cash Bujumbura despatched the town into lockdown.

Clashes ongoing during the working day in various parts of the cash, with witnesses describing hefty firing, including artillery, long lasting a number of hours at the armed forces places.

Authorities in Burundi explained 21 attackers experienced been captured whilst 12 other people have been killed in the combating.

There were conflicting reports as to how several troopers have been wounded or killed.

It is the worst violence in Burundi given that a coup attempt unsuccessful back in Might.

Months of unrest commenced when president Pierre Nkurunziza defied the structure to operate for a 3rd phrase in business office.

Numerous now fear the nation could divide alongside ethnic lines, descending into a civil conflict.

United Nations main Ban Ki-moon condemned the assaults by “teams of unknown assailants,” his spokesman for Burundi explained in a assertion, introducing that “this kind of functions of violence can guide to a additional destabilisation of the predicament.”

Mr Ban also urged “these groups and the nationwide authorities to refrain from any more escalation of violence or retaliation and stresses that any individual accountable for buying or committing human legal rights violations will be held individually accountable.”

The UN Protection Council will satisfy guiding shut doorways to go over modern violence in Burundi, diplomats explained, at the request of France.

Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, entire world-politics, burundi

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