Houses Burnt, Vehicles Wrecked in Burundi Rebel Attack
Hutu rebels have attacked a village in Burundi's southwestern Bururi province, burning houses, destroying vehicles and looting shops, state radio reported Wednesday.
The report made no mention of human casualties in Tuesday's attack, which targeted the village of Munini.
The radio said two houses were burnt, two vehicles wrecked and four shops looted.
Burundi government forces were in pursuit of the attackers, it added.
Violent clashes have also been taking place since Tuesday in Bukemba village in Rutana province in the southeast of the country, a government source said, without giving details.
The latest violence follows an ambush near Bujumburu last Thursday in which 21 people were murdered, including a British aid worker, by rebels.
Two Hutu rebel groups, the Forces for the Defense of Democracy (FDD) and the National Liberation Forces (FNL), have since 1993 been fighting against a Burundi government and army dominated by the small Tutsi minority.
A peace accord was signed on August 28 at Arusha, Tanzania, by 19 parties involved in the conflict, but was rejected by the two rebel movements and fighting has persisted.
More than 200,000 people have been killed in the civil war -- BUJUMBURA (AFP)
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