A man was killed and his wife seriously injured on Sunday in a grenade explosion at their house at Butanuka in Bubanza province, 25 km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, Burundi National Radio reported Monday.

BurundiThe state-run radio reported that the grenade attack happened at 23:00 (21:00 GMT) when the couple and their children were sleeping.

According to the radio, the unidentified attackers first burned the house of the victims before detonating the grenade through the window of the couple’s bedroom.

The radio indicated that the man died on the spot while the woman was seriously injured and was rushed to Mpanda Hospital.

The state-run radio reported that eight persons were arrested early on Monday for further investigations.
Land conflicts are feared to be behind the grenade attack.

In another story, a dead body of a 35-year-old woman was found on Sunday evening at Buringa in the neighboring commune of Gihanga. Enditem


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