Meanwhile, the army has launched an operation to “chase out” rebel groups trying to occupy areas of Bujumbura-rural and Bururi, AFP said today (Thursday), citing an army spokesman. Local authorities said rebel groups have recently infiltrated from Tanzania, RFI reported yesterday, adding that two military positions about 15 km south of the capital were attacked by rebels on Sunday.
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