Gunmen kill ally of Burundi's President Nkurunziza

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Posted: Aug 02, 2015 6:07 AM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a general who was a close ally of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza in the capital on Sunday, the presidency and witnesses said, heightening tensions after a disputed presidential poll.

General Adolphe Nshimirimana, former head of Burundi's intelligence services who was in charge of personal security for Nkurunziza, was killed in a car in the Kamenge district of Bujumbura, the sources added. Three of his bodyguards also died, they added.

(Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Andrew Heavens)