Gunmen kill five, injure six in Burundi’s Ruyigi province

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Bujumbura, April 13 (IANS) Five persons were killed and six others injured in gunmen’s attack in a market at Munyinya in Gisuru district in Ruyigi province, near the border between Burundi and Tanzania, local administration sources said on Tuesday.

“The attack occurred on Monday night when persons who had two guns opened fire in a small market at Munyinya, killing five persons and injuring six others, many of them seriously,” Xinhua quoted Ruyigi Governor Abdallah Hassan as saying.

According to him, all the victims are civilians.

“We know the criminals. Most of them were born at Munyinya and had fled to Tanzania and who were hosted at Nduta refugee camp. We have already arrested five suspects including one man from Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania,”said Hassan.

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Munyinya is located at about two km from the border between Burundi and Tanzania.

Burundi is facing a political turmoil that broke out since April 2015 following the announcement by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza that he would be seeking a third term.

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