June 15, 1996 |
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.
September 10, 1994 |
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.
March 21, 1997 |
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.