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In Burundi 87 killed in communal clash

Gaspard Baratuza said 79 attackers were killed and 45 others were captured when gunmen attacked three military sites in Bujumbura.

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A policeman watches as residents gather near the bodies of unidentified men killed during gunfire in the Nyakabiga neighborhood of Burundi's capital Bujumbura, December 12. play

A policeman watches as residents gather near the bodies of unidentified men killed during gunfire in the Nyakabiga neighborhood of Burundi's capital Bujumbura, December 12.

(Jean Pierre Aime Harerimana/Reuters)

Eighty-seven people were killed on Friday in a day of clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said, including four police officer and four soldiers.

Army spokesman Gaspard Baratuza said 79 attackers were killed and 45 others were captured when gunmen attacked three military sites in Bujumbura.

"Sweep operations have finished now," Baratuza said.

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