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4 Injured in the Blasts Outside Burundi Army Hospital in Capital Bujumbura

Two blasts have occurred outside a Burundi army hospital in the capital Bujumbura injuring at least four people, a witness said, in the latest violence that was targeting the East African Nation’s Military.

One local resident Evariste Ndayikeza, of Bujumbura’s Kamenge district, said by phone that he heard the explosions and counted the injured. SOS Medias Burundi, a local journalists’ group, also reported the blasts on its Twitter account.

Burundi has been rocked by unrest that’s killed more than 440 people since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced in April that he will stand to seek for a third term in the face of popular opposition which is still opposed to date.

Two senior army figures were killed by unidentified gunmen in the capital this week, including a lieutenant colonel in charge of operations in restive parts of the city that was shot dead at army headquarters.

Military spokesman Gaspard Baratuza said by phone that an army officer was abducted by an armed group on Wednesday in Rukoko forest, an area northwest of Bujumbura.

Soldiers last week were chasing gunmen in the area, near the Democratic Republic of Congo’s border.

By Robert Muriisa.

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