Burundi's Police Say Gunmen Killed Three People in Capital

Gunmen killed three people in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, police said, as violence in the East African nation nears its ninth month.

The shootings took place in the city’s Bwiza district on Monday evening, police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said on his Twitter account. SOS Medias, a local network of reporters, said the bodies of two other people were found in Kivoga, northern Bujumbura, on Tuesday.

The unrest triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s April decision to seek another term in office has left at least 439 people dead, according to the United Nations, and forced more than 200,000 others to flee the country. Opponents say Nkurunziza’s re-election in July violates the constitution.

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