ebels kill 10 people in southern Burundi

Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Ten people were killed during Sunday's repeated attacks by rebels against southern Burundi's Rumonge town, the country's news agency, ABP, reported.
The agency said government troops killed eight rebels when an armed group attempted to penetrate Rumonge through the Mutambara-Makombe zone.
On Monday at dawn, another group again attacked Rumonge's Mugomera residential area killing one person and seriously wounding another.
No government army casualties were reported.
ABP reported that the "assailants" looted properties from houses abandoned by their owners.
On Sunday night, the Burundi army had repulsed another rebel attack against Iteba residential area, also within Rumonge town.
Meanwhile, unidentified men on Sunday night murdered one person in Bujumbura's high-density Buyenzi residential area.
Last week, government troops killed six rebels when they fired artillery shells into the hills overlooking Bujumbura.

16 july 2001 19:41:00




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