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Gunfire in Burundi After Assassination of General
A protestor throws fuel onto a shop kiosk dragged into the road to form a barricade in the Cibitoke neighbourhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, on May 7, 2015. Protestors fought running street battles against the police and Imbonerakure--the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD party--in Cibitoke this morning, resulting in at least two deaths. AFP PHOTO/PHIL MOORE

Gunfire in Burundi After Assassination of General

Assasination of Adolphe Nshimirimana could spark revenge killings and fuel further violence in the country

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Gunfire rang out in Burundi’s capital Sunday night following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Nkurunziza, who was re-elected last month, said in a televised address that he has ordered the police to find Lt. Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana’s killers within 10 days.

The killing of Nshimirimana — who was the senior presidential adviser for internal security — could spark revenge killings and further fuel violence that stemmed from Nkurunziza’s controversial bid for a third term. Nshimirimana was killed in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in the capital, Bujumbura.

Source: Gunfire in Burundi After Assassination of General | TIME