Burundian opposition leader murdered: Reports

The leader of a small Burundian opposition party was on Saturday shot dead along with his bodyguard, residents said, the latest unrest in a country gripped by weeks of anti-government demonstrations.

Bujumbura: The leader of a small Burundian opposition party was on Saturday shot dead along with his bodyguard, residents said, the latest unrest in a country gripped by weeks of anti-government demonstrations.

Zedi Feruzi, the head of the Union for Peace and Development (UPD) was killed near his home in Bujumbura`s Ngagara district, according to an AFP reporter who saw the bloodied bodies of both Feruzi and a police bodyguard lying outside the house soon after the incident.