Two shot dead by gunman in Burundian capital

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An unidentified gunman Thursday evening shot dead two persons at Gihosha in the north of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, Burundian Police Spokesman said Friday.

“An unidentified gunman yesterday (Thursday) evening broke out in a compound at Gihosha, shooting dead two persons and leaving a Kalashnikov gun that he used to commit the murder and a bag in which he had hidden the gun at the scene of the crime,” said Burundian Police Spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye.

According to him, both the victims were visitors.

One of the victims was a man aged 51 and the other was a ten-year-old girl.

“The killer ran away after the crime, but police agents are looking for him,” said Nkurikiye.

On Wednesday, Burundian lawmaker at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and former minister Hafsa Mossi was killed by unidentified gunmen in the same neighborhood of Gihosha.

Insecurity has risen again while a three-day dialogue between Burundians ended Thursday in Arusha, Tanzania to seek ways of ending a year-long crisis hitting Burundi.

Burundi has suffered turmoil since April last year when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a third term, which he later won.

Opponents say the president’s move violates the constitution, and mounted waves of protests.
Over 451 people are said to have been killed in violence.

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