Burundi anti-terrorist special unit started field exercises on the management of terrorist acts

Burundi, Bujumbura – The Burundi anti-terrorist special unit started field training exercises today September 4, 2017. The training aims to manage terrorist attacks. According to OPP1 Pierre Nkurikiye, police spokesman, people in the capital city should remain calm and go about their business during this training in spite of explosion noise they will be hearing. In a press release from the Ministry of Public Security, the ministry said that this field exercises on the management of terrorist acts will also take place on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at the Kamenge Secondary Technical School playground. Journalists are welcome to cover this...

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Four People Died in Another Grenade Attack in Buyenzi in Less than Two Weeks

Burundi, Buyenzi – One person died in a bar, three others died in the hospital and 29 were wounded in a grenade attack in two bars on 15th Avenue numbers 21 and 29 in Buyenzi. This grenade attack occurred last night Thursday, August 17, 2017. The population in Buyenzi confirmed that it was around 8 pm when two grenades exploded at the same time in these two bars on the 15th Avenue. They allege that this insecurity in their neighborhood is due to the lack of electricity. Burundi National Police spokesman Pierre NKURIKIYE confirmed the grenade attack but said he...

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An armed gang ambushes the governor of Bubanza province

Burundi, Bubanza –  An armed gang ambushed the vehicle of the governor of the province of Bubanza, M. Tharcisse Niyongabo, on the night of Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The local administration asserts that there were no victims or material damages. According to information received from the administrator of Gihanga Commune M. Léopold NDAYISABA, the ambush occurred around 8 pm in the locality of the cross-road number 5 in Gihanga on the National Road number 5 that leads to Cibitoke from Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi. M. Léopold NDAYISABA also said that this gang ran away after a brief...

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Burundi, Bujumbura – One person died, two others were wounded on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in the borough of Buyenzi in Mukaza district of Bujumbura city. According to information collected from Buyenzi residents, it was around 8 pm when a loud explosion of a grenade was heard in the direction of the 7th Ave.  This explosion was from a grenade that was thrown in a bistro located at 7th Ave. #50 in the Buyenzi district. The Police, through its spokesman Pierre NKURIKIYE, confirmed this act that qualified as terrorist as well as the number of...

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Burundi – Burundi police spokesman Pierre NKURIKIYE said for this month of August, the Department of Security will put more emphasis and mobilize more resources in the fight against armed crimes, corruption, fraud, unlawful possession of weapons, the consumption and sale of prohibited alcoholic beverages, and narcotic traffic. In a press conference, this Thursday, July 3, 2017, on the state of security nationwide in July, the Burundi police spokesman said the month of July was overall good nationwide. He also said statistics of serious crimes for the month of July show a significant decrease compared to mid-June 2017. He stated...

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