Three die in grenade attacks in Burundi capital, more than 10 hurt-police
Protesters destroy a car belonging to a policeman after they intercepted him at a barricade during demonstrations against the ruling CNDD-FDD party's decision to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in Bujumbura, Burundi - REUTERS

BUJUMBURA:Two Burundi police officers and a civilian were killed and more than 10 wounded in grenade attacks in two areas of the capital late on Friday, a police spokesman said, after the president warned of tough measures against those behind street protests.

The three were killed in the Kamenge district of Bujumbura, deputy police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said in a phone message. Another district was also hit, he said, adding that one of the police men killed was a senior officer.

Bujumbura has been rocked by six consecutive days of demonstrations against the president, who on Friday warned of “severe sanctions” against those protesting over his decision to seek a third term in office.

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