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Gunfire, blasts heard in Burundi's capital ahead of polls

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Gunfire and explosions could be heard in Burundi's capital on the eve of the country's disputed presidential election.


   Incumbent President Pierre Nkuruniziza's bid for a third term in office has caused unrest ahead of the election.


   Local journalist Patrick Wasso said the gunfire and explosions late Monday came from the direction of the Nyakabiga neighborhood where weeks of protests were held after the April announcement that Nkurunziza will run for a third term in office.


   It was not immediately clear if anyone had been injured.

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