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Two dead in armed attack in Nyaruguru District

A car that belongs to the Executive Secretary of Nyabihu was burned by the attackers. (Courtesy)

Armed attackers Tuesday night raided Nyabimata Sector Nyaruguru District in the Southern Province killing two and injuring three.

According to Police, among the injured was the Executive Secretary of Nyabimata Sector, Vincent Nsengiyumva. His car was also set alight. They also unsuccessfully tried to break into Nyabimata Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisation (SACCO).

The injured were rushed to Munini hospital where they are undergoing treatment


“They also attacked a small trading centre in Rumenero and looted goods and foodstuff from various shops,” Police added.


Police suspect the attackers to have emerged from Nyungwe forest that borders Burundi and it is where they retreated after the raid.


A meeting between residents of the area and various authorities was held Wednesday morning to reassure the population.

It’s the second attack in three weeks in the district neighbouring Burundi. On June 10, 2018, another one took place in Mukunge Cell in Ngera Sector, injuring and robbing people in a small business center in the area.

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