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21 Said Dead in Burundi Fighting

July 29, 1998

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) _ At least 21 people were killed in fighting between the Tutsi-led Burundi army and Hutu rebels, Radio Burundi reported Wednesday.

The government radio said 10 of those killed were rebels, but did not specify who the remaining 11 were.

It said the skirmish occurred near Kibira National Park north of the capital, Bujumbura, but did not say when.

Talks to end the conflict in Burundi entered their second week Wednesday in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha.

All sides agreed to a cease-fire during the talks, but the Burundi army said the agreement did not apply, since soldiers were defending citizens.

Since October 1993, at least 200,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the ethnic conflict in Burundi.

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