Gun clashes rage on in Burundi as radio station attacked

Smoke rises from several buildings near the port in Bujumbura on May 14, 2015 after a night marked by gunfire and explosions in various areas of the capital. Heavy fighting broke out between rival Burundian troops around the state broadcaster, military officials and witnesses said, the day after a top general launched a coup to oust President Pierre Nkurunziza. AFP PHOTO | JENNIFER HUXTA

What you need to know:

  • Gun battles continued in the capital Bujumbura between those for and against the overthrow of President Nkurunziza.
  • President Nkurunziza, in a Twitter message, called for calm and said the situation in the country was under control.
  • The army is divided, with the coup plotters holding the airport while the Nkurunziza loyalists are reported to be in charge of the national radio and television.

BUJUMBURA, Thursday

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