Top general assassinated in Burundi: Officials

A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said.

AFP| Updated: Aug 02, 2015, 15:01 PM IST

Bujumbura: A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said.

The general killed, Adolphe Nshimirimana, was a former army chief of staff and worked at the presidency. He was widely seen as the crisis-hit central African nation`s de facto internal security chief and even considered the regime`s number two.