Gunmen Attack Hotel in Burundi, Leaving Seven Injured

Bujumbura, Unidentified gunmen have attacked a luxury hotel in southern Burundi, injuring seven people including a deputy police commissioner and two members of the intelligence service, police said on Friday.

The attackers first threw hand grenades and then opened fire in a bar of the Hotel Phoenicia in Bururi town late Thursday, police spokesman said.

He said it was too early to know whether they had targeted the police and intelligence officers. Twenty people were arrested following the attack.

Burundi was plunged into a spiral of political violence when President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office in the July 2015 elections, despite the constitutional two-term limit.

Source: Qatar News Agency