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The Burundian army has deployed soldiers in response to “pockets of trouble” in Bubanza, Bujumbura-rurale, Makamba and Bururi provinces, the Burundi News Agency ABP said on Friday. ABP quoted Minister of Defence Alfred Nkurunziza as saying assailants in those four provinces had crossed from Tanzania and the DRC.

Meanwhile, three inter-party working commissions began week-long meetings in Arusha, Tanzania, today to prepare for the next round of Burundi peace talks scheduled for 18 January, news agencies said.


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