On 22nd May 2008 from 19 to 22 : 30, in urban communes of Northern Bujumbura communes, grenade explosions and gun rattles have been heard in Northern Bujumbura communes such as Kinama, Kamenge and Cibitoke.
In Kamenge commune, the target households of these attacks were in Gikizi, and Mirango quarters. In Gikizi 10th avenue number 249, a grenade was launched on the roof of the house of colonel Ngendanganya whose daughters Grace Irakoze a 14 years old girl and Kigongwe a 6 years old girl were wounded.
The other victim is Anne Ntahompagaze who was in a visit in this attacked family and was seriously wounded. The roof of the house, the windows and a computer had also been damaged. According to the victims, those attacks were perpetrated by Palipehutu-Fnl elements and she had been warned in March by anonymous phone calls that her life was in danger.
In Mirango quarter, a grenade was launched wounding 2 persons.
Bukirasazi, Muramvya and Gitega were the target quarters for the attacks in kinama commune.
In Muramvya quarter, 2 households were attacked and 8 persons were wounded, the roof and houses’ walls damaged. The first family attacked belongs to Raphael Minani who lives at the 5th avenue number 12.The victims are 8 wounded persons who are having medical care at Prince Regent Charles hospital.
The second family attacked belongs to Gervais Baraheba, the husband of the Honourable Revocate Gakobwa. The house’s walls were damaged but little human harm. In Bukirasazi quarter, many grenade explosions were heard without making harm.
In Gitega quarter, 2 grenades have been launched at the 3rd and 14th avenue number 25 but without making any damage. The police position located at Kinama town centre was also attacked but no harm either.
In Cibitoke commune at the 1st Avenue, 2 police positions were the target of the attacks. At the 1st position which is within the primary secular school, a police tent and the roof of a classroom were damaged following a grenade explosion but nothing was damaged at the second position located at the primary school of Cibitoke Adventist church.