Burundi army says 87 killed in Friday violence, including 8 security forces

Latest Update: December 12, 2015 | 387 Views

BUJUMBURA, Burundi – A Burundian army official in says 87 people were killed in violence Friday when three military installations were attacked by armed men.

Army spokesman Col. Gaspard Baratuza said Saturday eight security officers were among those killed and 21 others wounded in the fighting. Baratuza said forces arrested 45 members of the unidentified group that attacked the military installations.

Residents of Burundi’s capital said that security forces searched houses and dragged out some people and shot them, some with their hands tied behind their backs.

The violence is associated with the disputed third term of President Pierre Nkurunziza, that many Burundians and the international community have opposed saying it’s unconstitutional.

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