Burundi government says days of fighting between rebels and troops kills 97, mostly rebels

January 5, 2015 5:00 PM

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KIGALI, Rwanda – Burundi's government says 97 people have been killed in fighting which broke out between a rebel group and government soldiers.

Army spokesman Col. Gaspard Baratuza said Monday that 95 of those killed were members of a rebel group that entered the Central African country from bordering Congo. He said two government soldiers had also been killed in the fighting that started a week ago. Nine rebels were arrested.

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