NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a general who was a close ally of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza in the capital on Sunday, the presidency and witnesses said, heightening tensions after a disputed presidential poll. General Adolphe Nshimirimana, former head of Burundi's intelligence services who was in charge of personal security for Nkurunziza, was killed in a car in the Kamenge district of Bujumbura, the sources added. Three of his bodyguards also died, they added.
By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish army said two of its soldiers were killed and 31 wounded in an attack overnight by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), as violence escalated following Ankara's air bombardment of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. Four of the soldiers injured in the attack in which PKK militants also used rifles were in serious condition, the army said. Another soldier was killed in Turkey's southeastern province of Mardin when a unit on patrol was attacked by the PKK late on Saturday night, the army said.