Burundian opposition leader murdered: residents

A protestor opposed to the Burundian president's third term throws material onto a burning barricade in the Kinanira neighborhood of Bujumbura on May 21, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) – The leader of a small Burundian opposition party was on Saturday shot dead along with his bodyguard, residents said, the latest unrest in a country gripped by weeks of anti-government demonstrations.

Zedi Feruzi, the head of the Union for Peace and Development (UPD) was killed near his home in Bujumbura’s Ngagara district, according to an AFP reporter who saw the bloodied bodies of both Feruzi and a police bodyguard lying outside the house soon after the incident.

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