Burundian army kills 11 rebels

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The Burundian army Tuesday claimed it had killed 11 rebels of the Party for the Liberation of the Hutu People/National Liberation Front (PALIPEHUTU/FNL) during a clash Monday around Bujumbura, the country’s capital. Taking stock of the clashes, Army Spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Adolphe Manirakiza, reported three soldiers wounded. He said that the army was still combing the area Tuesday in the Bujumbura rural province still held by the PALIPEHUTU/FNL rebels. At least 50 people were recently killed duruing clashes between the army and the PALIPEHUTU/FNL rebels.
In September 2006, the government and the PALIPEHUTU-FNL signed a ceasefire which is yet to be implemented.

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