Three dead, dozens hurt in Burundi blasts

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Police and media accounts revealed that a series of explosions blasted Burundi’s economic hub on Monday evening, killing at least three people and injuring scores more.

The explosions in Bujumbura came after a deadly grenade explosion in a pub in Gitega, Burundi’s capital, on Sunday and a series of mortar attacks on the country’s international airport on Saturday night.

According to a police source and eyewitnesses, at least two bombs exploded in a bus parking area in Bujumbura’s city center on Monday about 7 p.m.

“One of the victims was killed and 29 others injured, some seriously,” the police official said on condition of anonymity, giving a provisional toll. 

The blasts triggered panic among bus drivers, passengers and pedestrians, who frantically tried to escape the carnage.

The third blast targeted a market, killing at least two people and injuring several others, the Iwacu newspaper reported.

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