Dozen injured in Burundi grenade blast as UN chief visits

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (C) walks with Burundi's Vice President Gaston Sindimwo at Bujumbura airport on February 22, 2016A dozen people were injured in at least 10 grenade blasts overnight in Bujumbura, police said Tuesday, as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Burundi. “Last night, ten grenades exploded in several districts of Bujumbura, leaving a dozen people wounded,” a senior police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity. Ban arrived in Bujumbura on Monday afternoon, hoping to bring fresh impetus to stalled efforts to resolve the 10-month-old crisis that has left more than 400 dead, caused over 240,000 to leave the country and seen violent attacks in the capital become routine.

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