(Xinhua) -- Burundian police on Monday
said unidentified people Sunday evening blasted a grenade in
Kayanza Province, northern Burundi, killing eight people and
injuring over 50 others.
"The grenade attack by an
unidentified terrorist happened yesterday (Sunday) around 18:30
against a crowd of people in a bar.
"Four persons died on the
spot and some 54 others were injured, many of them seriously.
"The four injured died this morning," Burundian Police Spokesman
Pierre Nkurikiye said.
According to him, the injured people were evacuated to three
hospitals close to where the explosion happened.
The grenade blast targeted Claude Nzambimana, the director of
Kayanza’s coffee washing stations of a state-owned company, he
said, adding that Nzambimana was unharmed but his car was
The investigation is going on to identify the attacker.
This is one of the biggest attacks in recent months in the
east African nation.
There were a series of attacks in Burundi in recent months,
Perpetrators of those grenade attacks have not yet been
identified or arrested.
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