Burundi: US urges citizens to leave after Friday violence

December 13, 2015 11:39 AM

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BUJUMBURA, Burundi — The U.S. government has asked it citizens to leave Burundi as soon as possible after 87 people were killed Friday, in an escalation of the violence surrounding the disputed third term of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

The State Department said Sunday that due to continuing violence it has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel and dependents of U.S. government employees from Burundi.

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