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Gihungwe attack detailed

Humanitarian sources in Burundi said the rebel attack on the Gihungwe displaced camp in Bubanza on 2 December - in which at least 20 people were killed - was followed by a second attack at the same site the following afternoon. Some 300 people fled to Nyamitanga in neighbouring Cibitoke province, the sources added. Human rights monitors were attempting to gain access to the Gihungwe camp.

Meanwhile, humanitarian sources told IRIN there has been a detectable increase in insecurity in Bujumbura rurale and that the heaviest and most prolonged fighting since January was heard on the outskirts of the capital during the night of 2-3 December.


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