Six killed in Burundi ahead of poll results

At least six people, including one policeman, were killed in Burundi's capital on Wednesday, witnesses and a police spokesman said.

Six killed in Burundi ahead of poll results

World Bulletin / News Desk  

At least six people were killed Wednesday in ongoing street fights in the Burundian capital between protestors and police over President Pierre Nkurunziza's plan to run for a third term, security officials have said.

According to a police spokesman, one policeman was killed by gunfire in Bujumbura's Cibitoke district, while five protestors were killed by security forces.

"Six people have between killed. Five were criminals who attacked the policemen while they were on their patrol," he said.

Witnesses at the scene said the victims included a man and his two sons, aged 20 and 22.

"This is a war that has started. We have no peace at all," said a witness who did not identify himself but said he had lost a friend in the incident.

Monday's parliamentary election was boycotted by the opposition, and the presidential vote, scheduled for July 15, also comes in the face of widespread protests.

Last Mod: 02 Temmuz 2015, 10:49
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