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One killed in grenade attack in Murwi

One person was killed and three others wounded by a grenade thrown into a house located in Murwi Commune chief town, in Cibitoke western province in the night of Tuesday 12 June. Sources on the spot say the perpetrator would have tossed the grenade through the window while family members were having dinner. “It was around 7 pm,” says a resident of Murwi. A 12-year-old school child died on the spot while his parents and another child were injured. They are currently receiving treatment at Cibitoke Provincial Hospital.

Caption: One person was killed and three others wounded by a grenade thrown into a house located in Murwi.

Caption: One person was killed and three others wounded by a grenade thrown into a house located in Murwi.

The crime would be related to witchcraft, according to a resident from the locality. “The family had moved out a month ago to live in the area,” says the source.

Joseph Ciza, administrator of Murwi commune ensures that investigations have already started adding that he is planning to hold meetings with the population in order to avoid cases of popular justice.

Another grenade was thrown at 11th Avenue, in Kamenge Zone, north of the capital Bujumbura in the night of June 12.

It did not cause any damage according to Momfort Ndoreraho, the municipal police commissioner arguing that the grenade fell into an empty space between two houses: “there was nobody,” he says. Ndoreraho mentions that the police have started the investigations to identify the perpetrator of this attack.

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