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Seven killed in Burundi violence: police, witneses

Burundi descended into violence in April after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a bid for a third consecutive term in office, despite concerns over the legality of such a moveAt least seven people were killed and several others wounded in the latest violence in Burundi’s capital, police and witnesses said Monday, a week after the launch of a crackdown search for weapons. Attackers on Monday hurled grenades in two separate attacks, wounding three policemen and two civilians in a largely pro-government district of the capital Bujumbura, police said on state radio. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said a policeman and three “armed criminals” were killed overnight Sunday, while five policeman and two attackers were wounded in at least four separate attacks overnight.

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