Five people killed in Burundi

Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least five people were killed and 11 others severely wounded Wednesday night during an attack attributed to rebels on southern Burundi.
The incident took place at a displaced people's camp in the district of Muhagaze in Kibago Town, Makamba Province (South).
According to Radio Burundi Thursday, quoting an official in the area, the rebels also looted from the people and stole many heads of cattle from before retreating.
There are 44 camps holding 102,000 displaced people in the Makamba Province towns of Kayagoro and Nyanza Lac.
An additional 75,000 people live as refugees in Tanzania.
The province's population is 432,098.
The rebels are fighting the government of President Pierre Buyoya, which came into power after overthrowing a democratically elected government.
Though some groups of the rebellion have signed a cease-fire with the government, fighting has continued in the Great Lakes country.

12 july 2001 23:30:00




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