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Witnesses: 7 killed in gun attack inside bar as new violence hits Burundi capital

  • A Burundian  soldier with his gun and rocket launcher guard a deserted street in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.  Witnesses say seven people have been killed in an overnight attack at a bar in the violence-prone Burundi capital, Bujumbura. Witnesses on Sunday said they heard gunshots Saturday night at a bar in the Kanyosha neighborhood of Bujumbura, and later found bloodied bodies lying on the floor. (AP Photo)

    A Burundian soldier with his gun and rocket launcher guard a deserted street in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Witnesses say seven people have been killed in an overnight attack at a bar in the violence-prone Burundi capital, Bujumbura. Witnesses on Sunday said they heard gunshots Saturday night at a bar in the Kanyosha neighborhood of Bujumbura, and later found bloodied bodies lying on the floor. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Burundian police and soldiers guard a deserted street in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Witnesses say seven people have been killed in an overnight attack at a bar in the violence-prone Burundi capital, Bujumbura.  Witnesses on Sunday said they heard gunshots Saturday night at a bar in the Kanyosha neighborhood of Bujumbura, and later found bloodied bodies lying on the floor. (AP Photo)

    Burundian police and soldiers guard a deserted street in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Witnesses say seven people have been killed in an overnight attack at a bar in the violence-prone Burundi capital, Bujumbura. Witnesses on Sunday said they heard gunshots Saturday night at a bar in the Kanyosha neighborhood of Bujumbura, and later found bloodied bodies lying on the floor. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Burundians pray in a church in  Bujumbura, Burundi, for peace in the country, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Witnesses say seven people have been killed in an overnight attack at a bar in the violence-prone Burundi capital, Bujumbura. Witnesses on Sunday said they heard gunshots Saturday night at a bar in the Kanyosha neighborhood of Bujumbura, and later found bloodied bodies lying on the floor. (AP Photo)

    Burundians pray in a church in Bujumbura, Burundi, for peace in the country, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Witnesses say seven people have been killed in an overnight attack at a bar in the violence-prone Burundi capital, Bujumbura. Witnesses on Sunday said they heard gunshots Saturday night at a bar in the Kanyosha neighborhood of Bujumbura, and later found bloodied bodies lying on the floor. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Witnesses say seven people have been killed in an overnight attack at a bar in the latest violence in the Burundi capital.

Witnesses say they heard gunshots Saturday night at a bar in in Bujumbura, and found bloodied bodies lying on the floor.

Venant Rwakiranya, who lives near the bar and saw the bodies, said Sunday that the bar's owner and his nephew were among the victims.

Another witness, who requested anonymity because of safety concerns, say the gunmen ordered everyone seated outside the bar to move inside before they started shooting indiscriminately.

International concern is growing over the security situation in the central African nation, which been hit by unrest following the president's decision to seek a third term.