Burundi minister shot dead in capital - police

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Posted: Jan 01, 2017 3:39 AM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead Burundi's environment minister early on Sunday, police said, the first killing of a senior government figure in nearly two years of political violence.

Emmanuel Niyonkuru, 54, was attacked as he traveled home in the capital Bujumbura, police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said in a tweet.

(Writing by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Andrew Heavens)