At least four people have been killed in shooting attacks and explosions in the capital of Burundi, according to witnesses and local officials.
The overnight attacks on Sunday in Bujumbura came despite a UN plea for both sides to end the violence and attend talks.
Attackers targeted a police post in the south of Bujumbura, killing one police officer and injuring another, a policeman, who witnessed the incident and did not wish to be named, said.
Dieudonne Nduwayo, administrative secretary of Bujumbura’s Bwiza zone, said three other people had been killed in different places within Bujumbura’s Mukaza district.
“I don’t see any improvement at all. In fact, the insecurity situation is worsening. The unemployment situation is worsening. One soft drink company recently laid off about 200 people and many companies are laying off people. So I don’t see how he is tackling unemployment. And he has not given us a blueprint on how he is going to tackle unemployment.
“So, I don’t see any changes. In fact, I think things are getting worse and I think this is because there is lack of a blueprint for governance.”
On what is responsible for the way things are, the former deputy governor said: “The All Progressives Congress came into power, they wanted power but they had not planned how they were going to use that power when they won the election.”