Days Of Violence Leave At Least 87 Dead In Burundi
A series of attacks on military installations in Burundi has left at least 87 people dead, according to the military.By Matt Picht | December 12, 2015
Dozens of people have been found dead on the streets of Burundi's capital following one of the worst incidents of violence the country has experienced in months.
Groups of armed gunmen stormed at least three military installations in the city of Bujumbura early Friday morning, prompting a series of firefights around the city for the rest of the day. Military officials put the overall death toll at 87, saying 79 attackers were killed and 45 captured.
The bodies in the streets were discovered the Saturday; it's not clear if they were included in the official death toll. Some witnesses blamed the killings on police forces loyal to the current government.