Burundi soldier kills colonel blamed in crackdown
Lieutenant Colonel Darius Ikurakure, seen as playing a key role in a wave of disappearances of opposition supporters, was shot at lunchtime in Bujumbura by an unknown soldier who escaped.
“It is unfortunately true,” said a senior army official, who asked not to be named. There was no immediate official response.
Hundreds have been killed and almost half a million people have left Burundi since President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial decision last April to run for a third term.
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