3 policemen killed in north-western Burundi


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3 policemen killed in north-western Burundi

At least three Burundian policemen were killed and another seriously wounded Sunday night, in Bubanza, North Western Burundi, by rebels from the Party for the Liberation of the Hutu People/National Liberation Front (PAL I PEHUTU/FNL). The governor of the Bubanza province, Pascal Nyabenda, said the assailants took away three Kalashnikov (guns) belonging to the victims. Pastor Habimana, spokesman for the PALIPEHUTU, has claimed responsibility for the attack, describing it as a “mere reflex of self-defence.” He claimed further that the policemen opened fire on a PALIPEHUTU/FNL patrol team, prompting an “immediate and vigorous” response from the elements of the patrol .

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