Inmates riot injures two policemen in Burundi

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/9/23 22:03:23

Two policemen were Friday morning injured in a riot staged by inmates inside Muramvya prison, 48km east of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, reported Burundi National Radio.

The state-run radio reported that the riot broke out during a search of illicit objects inside the prison. It started after police agents had already searched three out of the 11 rooms hosting inmates.

According to the radio, the inmates stormed doors of rooms that had not been searched, shouted and stoned police agents who were doing the operation.

The radio reported that police agents had to fire into the air in order to restore order inside the prison.

The radio indicated that two policemen were injured during the clashes, adding that some police objects including boots, clothes, belts and mobile phones were seized from the three rooms that had been searched.

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