Violence Resumes in Burundi as Five Are Killed, Raising Fear of Anarchy

Fighting erupted near the Burundi presidential office on Sunday 22nd November, 2015, resulting in the death of at least five people.

OSINT reports collected from residents near President Pierre Nkurunziza’s office indicated a lot of shootings, explosions and shelling.

This was probably exchange of fire between soldiers at the presidency and attackers in which mortars were reportedly also fired.

The leader of a failed coup in May, Gen Leonard Ngendakumana, has said his loyalists were behind some of the assaults that targeted police, who opponents blamed for shooting and killing demonstrators.

Blasts, grenade and gun attacks in Bujumbura have become frequent as analysts point to a possible state of anarchy in Burundi, as world leaders and humanitarian agencies warn of a possible genocide, a possibility which Nkurunziza denies.

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