Burundi : two security personnel killed by assailants

Policemen patrol the Musaga neighborhood of Burundi's capital city, Bujumbura. Photo : AFP

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Unidentified gunmen on early Tuesday killed two policemen in an ambush in Bujumbura province’s Mutara village, western Burundi, a government spokesperson said here.

The two victims went to rescue a man who was said to have been abducted by gunmen at Mutara after receiving a woman’s phone call, and fell into an ambush by the gunmen at around 2:30 am, said Pierre Nkurikiye, spokesman of Burundian Security Ministry, at a press briefing.

The gunmen also took away their guns before running away, said Nkurikiye.

The gunmen are still on the run, and five suspects, including the woman who alerted the policemen and the man said to have been abducted have been arrested for investigations, he said.

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