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BURUNDI: Army Captures 100 Gunmen As Crisis Deepens



Burundi's army has captured scores of gunmen and killed others in two days of clashes in the north, a regional governor has said, as security worsened in the east African country.



"About 100 gunmen are in the hands of the army forces," Anselme Nsabimana, governor of Cibitoke province, which borders both Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, said.

"There is no more fighting in Cibitoke. It's calm," he told the Reuters news agency, adding that rebels some were also killed without giving a number.

President Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement on April 25 that he planned to seek a third term in office triggered weeks of protests by opponents who say it violates the constitution. The president cites a court ruling say he can run again.



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