Burundi opposition figure shot dead

A Burundi opposition figure and his bodyguard was shot dead in the capital by gunmen on Saturday

Burundi opposition figure shot dead

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A leading opposition politician was shot and killed together with his guard on Saturday in Ngagara, an area northern capital Bujumbura, eyewitnesses have said.

They said Zedi Feruzi, the president of the Union for Peace and Democracy Party, was outside his home when a car stopped and gunmen inside it opened fire and killed him together with a bodyguard.

Two policemen were also wounded in the attack, the eyewitnesses said.

Anadolu Agency could not immediately obtain further information about the assassination of the politician.

Nevertheless, some observers told the agency that Feruzi's assassination was most likely connected with the ongoing political crisis in Burundi.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Mayıs 2015, 09:06