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August 22, 1988 | From Reuters
Refugees fleeing tribal massacres in Burundi on Sunday gave gruesome accounts of the slaughter and suggested that thousands have been killed. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said that at least 30,000 people have fled across the border into Rwanda. "Those who fled may be less numerous than those who died," survivor Antoine Mpabonimana said. She said three of her children were bayoneted to death by troops who took part in the killings.
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February 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
About 100 people have been killed in Burundi in clashes between Burundian and Rwandan rebel groups that normally are staunch allies, state radio said. The fighting reportedly took place last week around Tenga, just north of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, after Rwandan rebels accused allies in Burundi of betraying them. There was no independent confirmation of the report.
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October 28, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tribal massacres sweeping Burundi have littered the countryside with corpses since a military coup a week ago, witnesses said. Figures quoted by military officials, Burundi citizens and reporters suggested that the death toll will run into the thousands. The reporters, who flew across the Central African country, saw villages on fire, dozens of corpses and rampaging groups of peasants armed with spears, machetes and knives.
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January 8, 2000 |
Burundian soldiers killed at least 43 people, including children, in a New Year's Eve massacre, a human rights group said Friday. Some of the dead in the area south of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, were slain with knives and bayonets, the London-based group Amnesty International said in a statement. In its second report in as many months critical of the Burundian military, the group said a total of 43 bodies had been found in three locations.
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August 20, 1988 | Reuters
Order has been restored after tribal massacres in Burundi that sent up to 10,000 refugees fleeing into neighboring Rwanda, diplomats said Friday. It was not known how many people died in the conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes. The official Burundian news agency ABP said the toll appeared to be very great but gave no numbers. The Hutu is the majority tribe in Burundi, but the minority Tutsi controls the military and rules the country.
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January 8, 2000 |
Burundian soldiers killed at least 43 people, including children, in a New Year's Eve massacre, a human rights group said Friday. Some of the dead in the area south of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, were slain with knives and bayonets, the London-based group Amnesty International said in a statement. In its second report in as many months critical of the Burundian military, the group said a total of 43 bodies had been found in three locations.
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August 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Ethnic Hutu rebels attacked Burundi's capital in brutal overnight raids, killing 38 civilians and taking on the army in fierce fighting that killed 20 rebels, officials said. Gunfire and mortar explosions echoed around Bujumbura from midnight to dawn after rebel units moved into two districts of the city and attacked the minority Tutsi population, burning down homes and shooting civilians as they fled. Most of the victims were children.
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July 23, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
This nation observed an official day of mourning Monday after Hutu rebels slaughtered an estimated 320 people, mostly women and children, at a camp for Tutsis displaced in the three-year civil war. Stunned survivors searched the ruins for the charred remains of those massacred Saturday. Funeral services were planned for today.
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January 21, 1996 | From Reuters
Burundi government troops killed about 20 Rwandan Hutus and wounded scores in an attack on a refugee camp in northeast Burundi that sparked an exodus of thousands of refugees, witnesses said Saturday. As many as 14,000 terrified refugees fled the shooting into Tanzania, already home to more than 700,000 Hutus who fled civil war in Rwanda in 1994. Tanzania appealed for international help to deal with the new influx of refugees.
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February 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
About 100 people have been killed in Burundi in clashes between Burundian and Rwandan rebel groups that normally are staunch allies, state radio said. The fighting reportedly took place last week around Tenga, just north of Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, after Rwandan rebels accused allies in Burundi of betraying them. There was no independent confirmation of the report.
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August 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Ethnic Hutu rebels attacked Burundi's capital in brutal overnight raids, killing 38 civilians and taking on the army in fierce fighting that killed 20 rebels, officials said. Gunfire and mortar explosions echoed around Bujumbura from midnight to dawn after rebel units moved into two districts of the city and attacked the minority Tutsi population, burning down homes and shooting civilians as they fled. Most of the victims were children.
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January 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 185 civilians have been killed in southern Burundi in the past two weeks, villagers said, accusing the army of murdering most of them. The army vigorously denied that it had killed civilians and blamed ethnic Hutu rebels for the attack. The killings, in the southern province of Makamba, coincided with the resumption of peace talks aimed at ending Burundi's five-year ethnic conflict. About 150,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since 1993.
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January 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
The army sealed off a military base and nearby village that were stormed by Hutu rebels, refusing Friday to allow outsiders access to the scene of an attack that killed as many as 300 people. Up to 200 civilians died in the fighting at Gakumbu military camp and Rukaramu settlement, most of them women and children, said Jean-Luc Ndizeye, a Burundian diplomat based in London. President Pierre Buyoya went to the site and spoke to survivors of Thursday's attack by 1,000 Hutu rebels, Ndizeye said.
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October 25, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Soldiers with this central African nation's mainly Tutsi army packed 40 people into a rural school and tossed a grenade inside, killing them all, a witness said. Salvator Singirankabo, a resident of Kibezi, 20 miles south of the capital of Bujumbura, said he saw the killings Monday. The soldiers had come to the region to flush out Hutu rebels who had burned 18 schools a week ago. Maj.
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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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January 12, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Soldiers shot and killed 126 Burundian Hutu refugees who tried to break out of a holding camp in northeastern Burundi, an army spokesman said. Lt. Col. Isaie Nibizi condemned the killings in Muyinga province and said seven soldiers had been arrested in the slayings. A spokesman said the government was investigating the incident. The refugees had apparently been expelled from Tanzania for fomenting trouble in camps there.
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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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January 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 185 civilians have been killed in southern Burundi in the past two weeks, villagers said, accusing the army of murdering most of them. The army vigorously denied that it had killed civilians and blamed ethnic Hutu rebels for the attack. The killings, in the southern province of Makamba, coincided with the resumption of peace talks aimed at ending Burundi's five-year ethnic conflict. About 150,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since 1993.
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December 23, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Residents of Buchaganzwa in eastern Burundi said 250 civilians were killed with guns and bayonets when the Tutsi-led Burundian army launched attacks aimed at armed Hutu rebels there last month. Travelers from the area who arrived in Bujumbura, the capital, over the weekend said the Nov. 15 massacre caused thousands to flee across the border into neighboring Tanzania. Officials in Bujumbura said that only 19 people were killed in army operations in the area last month.
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November 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Nearly 300 people seeking shelter in a Burundi church were stabbed and shot to death, U.N. officials here disclosed Friday. The massacre happened Oct. 22 in Cibitoke, a troubled northwestern province that aid officials rarely visit, according to U.N. officials. Residents provided the aid workers with the details. The victims apparently were Burundian Hutus fleeing fighting around refugee camps in eastern Zaire.
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