A Burundian soldier with his gun and rocket launcher guard a deserted street in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo)
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At least two people were killed and a policeman wounded in gun battles in Burundi's capital, police and witnesses said Monday, as security forces searched opposition strongholds for weapons.Ahead of U.N. Security Council talks on Burundi's worsening violence later Monday, a senior police officer said "armed criminals" wounded an officer when they hurled a grenade at a patrol in the capital Bujumbura, in the flash-point opposition district of Musaga.Hundreds of police and soldiers have entered opposition districts searching for weapons.Burundi's government has dismissed concerns over its deadline to hand in illegal weapons, saying it wanted only to crush "terrorism".
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