One killed in fresh violence as UN Security Council arrives in Burundi

Burundian protesters hold banners as the US ambassador to the United Nations (not seen) arrives at Bujumbura airport on January 21, 2016At least one person was killed as gunfire and explosions rocked the Burundi capital Thursday evening, a local official and witnesses said, just as a UN Security Council delegation arrived to push for an end to months of political unrest. One youth was shot dead by police after a grenade went off in Bujumbura’s northeastern Mutakura area, a local administrative source said, adding that a second person was injured by gun shots. The unrest erupted shortly after UN Security Council ambassadors landed in Bujumbura to push the government to hold serious talks with the opposition and accept peacekeepers.

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