Burundi’s security forces killed 14 gunmen who crossed into its northwestern region from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in an attack that shows resistance against President Pierre Nkurunziza is increasing.
The forces confiscated some rifles from the men in Bubanza province on Tuesday, deputy Burundi police spokesman Moise Nkurunziza told reporters in the commercial capital, Bujumbura, on Wednesday.
A Burundi rebel group known as RED Tabara operating from the Congo claimed the attack and said it did not suffer any casualties. The militia made up of former army officers is one of several with bases in the neighboring nation. Others include FNL and Forebu, which is constituted of those behind a May 2015 coup plot.