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September 27, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The army said Hutu rebels killed 20 people and set about 50 houses ablaze in an attack on a camp for displaced people in the troubled northern province of Bubanza. The attack started about 1 a.m. Thursday, army spokesman Lt. Col. Isaie Nibizi said. Nibizi blamed the attack on fighters from the armed wing of the main rebel Hutu group. The report could not be independently confirmed. Aid workers say the Bubanza region has become a battleground.
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September 27, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The army said Hutu rebels killed 20 people and set about 50 houses ablaze in an attack on a camp for displaced people in the troubled northern province of Bubanza. The attack started about 1 a.m. Thursday, army spokesman Lt. Col. Isaie Nibizi said. Nibizi blamed the attack on fighters from the armed wing of the main rebel Hutu group. The report could not be independently confirmed. Aid workers say the Bubanza region has become a battleground.
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July 24, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Angry crowds stoned the helicopter of Burundi's Hutu president, Sylvestre Ntibantunganya, as he tried to attend the mass funeral of 304 members of the minority Tutsi tribe slain over the weekend. Ntibantunganya, whose two predecessors were assassinated, had to abandon plans to attend the mass funeral in Burundi's central region and flew to safety. An aide said Ntibantunganya was unhurt. Meanwhile, the U.N.
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March 21, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Hutu rebels wielding guns and machetes killed at least 135 people in attacks on refugee camps in northwestern Burundi, according to military officials and news reports. Jean-Luc Ndizeye, military ruler Pierre Buyoya's spokesman, said "terrorists" in Cibitoke province attacked after residents refused to cooperate with them. "They killed 135 people, and we also have roughly 140 wounded and 350 burned houses," Ndizeye said. News reports said the death toll in the attacks was as high as 235.
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June 15, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Forty-nine Rwandan refugees were wounded, five seriously, when a grenade was tossed into a refugee camp in northeastern Burundi, aid workers said. "This could be an attempt to terrorize the refugees to make them cross the border back into Rwanda," said Hitoshi Mise, head of the U.N. refugee agency in Burundi.
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September 10, 1994 | Reuters
About 40 people were wounded, some gravely, when an attacker hurled a grenade into the main market in the capital, Bujumbura, on Friday, security sources said. The grenade exploded in a part of the market reserved for selling hardware and used-car parts, they said. The wounded were taken to the nearby Prince Louis Rwagasore clinic.
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March 21, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Hutu rebels wielding guns and machetes killed at least 135 people in attacks on refugee camps in northwestern Burundi, according to military officials and news reports. Jean-Luc Ndizeye, military ruler Pierre Buyoya's spokesman, said "terrorists" in Cibitoke province attacked after residents refused to cooperate with them. "They killed 135 people, and we also have roughly 140 wounded and 350 burned houses," Ndizeye said. News reports said the death toll in the attacks was as high as 235.
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July 24, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Angry crowds stoned the helicopter of Burundi's Hutu president, Sylvestre Ntibantunganya, as he tried to attend the mass funeral of 304 members of the minority Tutsi tribe slain over the weekend. Ntibantunganya, whose two predecessors were assassinated, had to abandon plans to attend the mass funeral in Burundi's central region and flew to safety. An aide said Ntibantunganya was unhurt. Meanwhile, the U.N.
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June 15, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Forty-nine Rwandan refugees were wounded, five seriously, when a grenade was tossed into a refugee camp in northeastern Burundi, aid workers said. "This could be an attempt to terrorize the refugees to make them cross the border back into Rwanda," said Hitoshi Mise, head of the U.N. refugee agency in Burundi.
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September 10, 1994 | Reuters
About 40 people were wounded, some gravely, when an attacker hurled a grenade into the main market in the capital, Bujumbura, on Friday, security sources said. The grenade exploded in a part of the market reserved for selling hardware and used-car parts, they said. The wounded were taken to the nearby Prince Louis Rwagasore clinic.
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