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Deadly attacks in Burundi: President of the AU Commission to prosecute perpetrators

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The deadly attacks that occurred on Monday, September 20, 2021, in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, continue to provoke reactions. The President of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is appalled by these attacks, which officially killed five people.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, September 22, he claimed that the perpetrators of these criminal acts must be found and brought to justice.

According to local and international media, explosions took place simultaneously at around 7 pm, at the bus parking lot near the former Bujumbura market in the city center and close to the Jabe market in the urban municipality of Mukaza. They killed three people.

Another explosion broke out, according to the newspaper Iwacu, at the market in the urban area of Bwiza, killing at least two people. That makes a total of five deaths.

Another explosion broke out, according to the newspaper Iwacu, at the market in the urban area of Bwiza, killing at least two people. That makes a total of five deaths.

All of these attacks occurred at the same time that Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye is staying in New York where he is taking part in the 76 th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

This is the full statement from the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

22 September 2021, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, learned with deep dismay of the attacks on civilian populations in Bujumbura, The capital of Burundi, attacks that killed at least five people and wounded several others.

The President of the Commission condemns these criminal acts whose actors must be found and brought to justice.

The President of the Commission expresses his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the government and the people of Burundi, while wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded.

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