BBC: Burundi coup bid: Rivals battle to control Bujumbura

Rival groups of soldiers in Burundi are vying for control of the capital Bujumbura amid confusion over the success of an attempted coup.

There is heavy fighting at the state radio building, where broadcasts have now gone off air.

One source said soldiers loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza controlled key areas, including the airport. Coup leaders insist they remain in charge.

The unrest began when Mr Nkurunziza announced he was seeking a third term.

Opponents say the bid contravenes the constitution.

There is no confirmation on the whereabouts of the president. Some reports say he is still in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, where he had travelled to attend a summit.

More News On The Ongoing Crisis In Burundi

Burundi descends into chaos after general's coup sparks fighting between loyalist and rebel soldiers -- Daily Mail
Gunfire, explosions in Burundi capital amid coup attempt -- AP
Burundi army chief says coup attempt failed -- Reuters
Fierce fighting at Burundi state broadcaster, pro-coup troops in major attack -- AFP
Burundi: Gunfire, uncertainty as government downplays coup attempt -- CNN
Clashes Reported in Burundi's Capital Following Coup Attempt -- VOA
Burundi President Says Coup Under Control as Clashes Continue -- Sputnik
Burundi coup: Fighting in capital as president's forces push back -- CSM
Burundi's gov't troops regain control of airport: sources -- Xinhua
Burundi president condemns coup, forgives soldiers who surrender -- Reuters
Analysis - Army rifts could push Burundi back to conflict after coup bid -- Reuters

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