Gunmen Kill about 31 in Burundi's Gatumba Town


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Apr 11, 2008
A total of 22 persons were killed on the spot and nine died later from their injuries in a attack staged by unknown gunmen on Sunday night which targeted a bar at Gatumba in the province of Bujumbura Rural, some 15 km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, an administration official told Xinhua on Monday.

The attack also injured several others.

"The attack occurred at about 20H00 (18H00 GMT) at "Les Amis" Bar when gunmen in military and police uniform blasted grenades and opened fire at a crowd of people who were taking drinks," head of Gatumba zone Emmanuel Masumbuko told Xinhua.

He said "22 persons were killed immediately while an unknown number of others were injured, many of them seriously."

The head of Gatumba zone said the slightly injured persons were taken to clinics at Gatumba while those who had been seriously injured were evacuated to hospitals in the capital Bujumbura.
Gunmen Kill about 31 in Burundi's Gatumba Town

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