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Burundi Army Repels Attacks on Bases in Worst Violence Since May

  • Military spokesman says its forces killed, captured gunmen
  • Raids follow months of violence that have killed 277 people
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Burundi’s army said it repelled attacks on military barracks in the capital, Bujumbura, in the city’s worst violence since a failed coup in May.

At least 12 gunmen were killed and 20 were captured, army spokesman Colonel Gaspard Baratuza said on national radio. Five army officers were wounded, he said. The violence in the capital forced two airlines to cancel Friday’s flights to the city, officials said, with one carrier saying there had been a security incident at the airport.