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Clashes Between Burundi Forces and Congo Militia Leaves 14 Dead

  • Congo-based rebel group RED-Tabara claims start of resistance
  • Militia tried to invade protected Burundi forest, VOA says

Burundi’s security forces killed 14 gunmen who crossed into its northwestern region from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in an attack that shows resistance against President Pierre Nkurunziza is increasing.

The forces confiscated some rifles from the men in Bubanza province on Tuesday, deputy Burundi police spokesman Moise Nkurunziza told reporters in the commercial capital, Bujumbura, on Wednesday.