A dozen people were injured in at least 10 grenade blasts overnight in Bujumbura, police said Tuesday, as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Burundi.

 

“Last night, ten grenades exploded in several districts of Bujumbura, leaving a dozen people wounded,” a senior police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

 

The officer said two soldiers were among the injured as well as civilians after the series of explosions in outlying parts of the capital.

 

Ban arrived in Bujumbura Monday afternoon, hoping to bring fresh impetus to stalled efforts to resolve the 10-month-old crisis that has left more than 400 dead, caused over 240,000 to leave the country and seen violent attacks in the capital become routine.

 

At least four people were killed in attacks ahead of Ban’s arrival Monday.

 

 

 

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