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30 killed in attack on displaced camp

Thirty people were killed and 20 others wounded yesterday (Monday) when a camp for displaced people came under attack in southwest Burundi. According to Burundi radio, the Muyange camp in Burambi commune had been sheltering some 100 people who recently “abandoned the rebellion”.

Meanwhile, Burundi peace mediator Julius Nyerere yesterday condemned ceasefire violations by the various sides in the conflict, the independent Hirondelle news agency reported. Nyerere, who was speaking as three commissions began their work in Arusha as part of the peace process, described the current stage as important for promoting peace in Burundi. However, he regretted that hostilities were still continuing alongside attempts to find peace.

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