Burundian police patrol a street on August 2, 2015 in Bujumbura, amid high tensions following the assassination of a general overnight. In a city rife with secrets and rumours, who is behind the shootings is unclear. PHOTO | LANDRY NSHIMIYE | AFP
In a city rife with secrets and rumours, who is behind the shootings is not clear. What is certain is that people on both sides — government and opposition — are targeted.
Some blame the police, saying they want to terrify citizens into staying indoors while they hunt down Nkurunziza's opponents.
Others blame the opposition, accusing them of attacking the police or firing their weapons to show they are still ready to fight and are now armed.