Impunity kills - Burundi election candidates murdered in grenade attack
A woman and the two candidates, members of President Domitien Ndayizeye's FRODEBU party, died in a grenade blast on Saturday in a bar in Kamenge neighbourhood, in the northern part of the capital. They were from a political rally.
FRODEBU Secretary-General Léonce Ngendakumana said the attackers targeted his party's supporters.
"We were informed that something was in preparation but did not know where and when it would take place," Ngendakumana said.
He added supporters of FRODEBU were being intimidated across the country. He did not name those behind the alleged intimidation...
There is high tension between FRODEBU and the CNDD-FDD political party - former rebel movement that won recent communal elections by a majority - with the FRODEBU accusing its rival of using terrorism and intimidation to get votes. FRODEBU came second in the communal elections.