Police post attacked by armed people in Bujumbura rural district

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By GLV Correspondent and agencies

Bujumbura-A police station on the hill in Nyamaboko Kanyosha commune of Bujumbura Rural province was attacked by gunmen the night of Friday, January 7, 2011.

According to testimony from the surrounding population, the attack began around 20 pm and the exchange of fire lasted over three hours.

The same population claims to have seen the morning of Saturday, January 8, 2011 officers from this position carrying the wounded or dead on traditional media as the place is extremely inaccessible.

A chief of the hill resort says it has counted up to eight people (dead or alive) discharged on Saturday morning.

The governor of Bujumbura Rural Province says it is unaware of the attack, while a spokesman for the police (whom the attack), refused to comment in refusing any contact media (including including telephone calls).

However, residents of Nyamabako confirmed to the Great Lakes Voice that, th to the Great Lakes Voice that, there is possibility of the new label group imaging.

Bujumbura Rural is an opposition stronghold where Burundian communal elections of May 2010, the population had voted massively for the party whose leader FNL (Agathon Rwasa) is now on the run.

Bujumbura institutions have repeatedly denounced the opposition is preparing acts of destabilization, that opposition leaders have categorically rejected.

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