The combatants of Palipehutu-Fnl launched bombs on the town of Bujumbura.
On May 30, 2006, around 8:00 p.m, bombs explosions and heavy shootings were heard in Bujumbura capital. Five bombs were launched on the Northern and Southern urban commune of Mutanga. These explosions coused severe loss: roofs of houses blew up and cars damaged. A person was slightly wounded in Gihosha district.
The Army spokesman, Major Adolphe Manirakiza declared on this Wednesday May 31, 2006 that these bombs were launched by the FNL combatants. The attack happened at the time when the Palipehutu-Fnl is on the table of negotiations with the government of Burundi in Dar-are -Salaam in Tanzania since Monday, May 29, 2006.
The Army spokesman added that this act of terrorism was made with intention of proving desperately that they are still harmful . He regrets however that this attack was aimed at civil targets. It would have been logical if the attack was targeted to military positions of the National Forces of defence, if they wanted to prove that they are still capable.
The rebels of Palipehutu-Fnl who launched bombs on the capital were located in a valley between two mountains overhanging the city, on a locality known under the name of Gicaca. The army stopped the attack at the very moment.