Burundi opposition leader shot dead in capital

A Burundi opposition figure and at least one of his bodyguards have been killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital, according to local media. The incident risks igniting further tensions in the central African state.

Local media reported that Zedi Feruzi, the leader of opposition party Union for Peace and Development (UPD)-Zigamibanga, was shot dead outside his house by unknown gunmen in the capital, Bujumbura, on Saturday.

“We heard around 20 gunshots, everyone fell to the ground, people saw a Toyota car speeding away,” said a neighbor, who did not witness the shooting himself, speaking to the Agence France-Presse news agency.

A reporter at the scene, working with AFP, saw the bloodied bodies of both Feruzi and a police bodyguard lying outside the house after the drive-by shooting, the agency reported.
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Source News: DW