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Burundi death toll jumps to 31 in April

By on April 28, 2016

The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday 31 people have been killed in attacksin Burundi this month, decrying an increase in violence in the east African nation.

“Some 31 people have been killed in attacks so far in April, compared to a total of nine people in the last month,” U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said in a statement.

In the latest incident, gunmen on Monday killed a brigadier general who was a senior adviser to the first vice president, along with his wife and bodyguard.

The international war crimes court said this week it would investigate the violence in Burundi.

Burundi has been torn apart by ethnic conflict in the past. More than 250,000 have fled the country. The United Nations says more than 400 people have been killed since then.

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