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World Burundi: Attack of the Red-Tabara Group at Bujumbura Airport

16:25  19 september  2021
16:25  19 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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L'aéroport international de Bujumbura a été attaqué par des rebelles durant la nuit du 18 au 19 septembre 2021. © Wikimedia Commons CC by 2.0 Stefan Krasowski The Bujumbura International Airport was attacked by rebels during the night from 18 to 19 September 2021.

Attack targeted, on the night of Saturday 18th to Sunday, September 19th, Bujumbura Airport in Burundi from which had to take off the evaist president Ndayishimiye for New York where he must participate next week at the Annual General Meeting of the UN.

The attack took place tonight around 23h, an attack claimed shortly after the Burundian rebel group of resistance for a rule of law in Burundi (Red-Tabara).

This spectacular attack has virtually no damage. At least three 60 mm mortar shells have affected Melchior-Ndadaye International Airport northwest of Bujumbura. Shots that was heard until the city center located about ten kilometers away.

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According to sources on site, two shells exploded by making qualified damage from "minimal", the third did not explode. And that did not affect air traffic since the first flight expected on this airport this morning, a Kenya Airways aircraft landed nearly on time.

An attack on the eve of the presidential start for New York

if the attack took place tonight, it is not a simple chance. The rebels of Red-Tabara linked their attack with the departure of the evaist president Ndayishimiye this Sunday night for New York where he will participate in the UN General Assembly that must take place this week.

On the Burundian authorities side, it's silence radio. A high gradé of the army believes that it is a communication operation from the rebels of Red-Tabara, accused of being at the origin of many attacks and deadly ambushes since the 2015 crisis. No journalist, no local media dared to evoke this incident so far.

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