Two ruling party loyalists 'executed' in Burundi

Burundi has been in crisis since April when President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for and won a controversial third term, sparking street protests, a failed coup, regular killings and a nascent rebellionTwo people loyal to the ruling party in troubled Burundi were “executed” overnight in the centre of the country, a local official and witnesses said Saturday. Burundi has been in crisis since April when President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for and won a controversial third term, sparking street protests, a failed coup, regular killings and a nascent rebellion. “Armed criminals arrived on a hill straddling Gacimbirigongo and ordered the locals to come out of their houses,” said Celestin Singirankabo, the head of the commune of Gisozi where the town is located.

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