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Gunmen Shoot Dead East African Lawmaker in Burundi’s Capital

  • Hafsa Mossi had been member of regional legislative assembly
  • Killing is latest violence in crisis that’s claimed 470 lives
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Gunmen shot dead an East African parliament lawmaker in the capital of Burundi, the latest violence in the country’s 14-month political crisis that’s claimed more than 470 lives.

Hafsa Mossi was killed by unidentified assailants in Bujumbura’s eastern Mutanga district at about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said. A resident of the area, Achel Majabuka, told reporters that he heard gunshots and saw two men escape by car.