Burundi: a rebel group claims an attack on the international airport

A Burundian rebel group said it has launched an overnight attack on the airport in the commercial capital Bujumbura.

The RED-Tabara group said it fired mortars and fought the military for more than an hour but the army’s spokesperson said he was not aware of an attack.

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The incident occurred hours before President Evariste Ndayishimiye was due to fly to New York for the United Nations General Assembly.

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