Burundi: Grenade attacks target army hospital in the capital

AP News
|
Posted: Mar 24, 2016 9:25 AM

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Burundian official says at least four people were injured after two grenades exploded outside the army hospital in the capital, part of a wave of violence appearing to target the military.

Military spokesman Col. Gaspard Baratuza said Thursday that authorities do not know who was behind the attack, which follows the killings of two senior army officers on Tuesday.

One of the victims was a lieutenant colonel in charge of operations in the parts of the capital of Bujumbura seen as opposition strongholds.

Burundi has been hit by unrest since April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his decision to seek a third term, which he eventually won.

The U.N. estimated in January that over 400 people have been killed, but many more have died since.