BURUNDI: Human Rights Activist Shot And Injured By Gunmen

A prominent human rights activist in Burundi has been shot and seriously wounded by gunmen on motorbikes, his family and witnesses say.

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa was attacked in the capital, Bujumbura.

He was a stern critic of President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid for a third term in office.

On Sunday presidential aide Gen Adolphe Nshimirimana was killed in an attack on his car in Bujumbura. He was in charge of the president's personal security.

Burundi has suffered serious unrest since President Nkurunziza's decision in April to seek a third term in office.

Opponents argued this violated the constitution and there was a failed coup attempt in May.

A presidential election was held last month which Mr Nkurunziza won, but which was boycotted by the opposition.
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