Burundi Army Says 12 Dead in Radio Station Battle as Coup Leaders Arrested

Twelve soldiers who backed an attempted coup in Burundi against President Pierre Nkurunziza were killed in fierce fighting on Thursday when they tried to seize the state radio station, a top army officer said on Friday, as some of the coup leaders were arrested and anti-government protesters vowed to return to the streets.
Giving the first death toll for the fight to control the state broadcaster in the capital, Bujumbura, army chief of staff Gen Prime Niyongabo told state radio that 35 other “mutineers” were wounded and 40 more surrendered. He said four loyal troops were wounded.