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Burundi Awaits Vote Results Amid Fatal Violence

Al Jazeera   in  ·
July 1, 2015

Six people, including one police officer, have been killed in gun battles in Burundi’s capital as the nation awaits election results from Monday’s parliamentary poll.

The clashes in Bujumbura’s Cibitoke district on Wednesday took place after three grenades were thrown at a police patrol, injuring two officers, a police official said speaking on condition of anonymity.

“Two policemen were injured,” said Fabien, a resident of Mutakura district where weeks of street protests took place against Nkurunziza in May and early June.

Fabien said it appeared some civilians were also wounded when two grenades exploded but it was not clear how many.

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