Burundi''s armed forces chief announced Thursday that an attempted coup against the president had failed.
Burundi's armed forces chief announced Thursday that an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza had failed, although the claim was quickly denied by opponents of the central African nation's leader.
As it happened: Wednesday 13, May
Demonstrators take part in a protest in Bujumbura
Burundi's policemen and army forces face protestors during a demonstration against incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a 3rd term in Bujumbura
A Burundian police officer holding a baton and army forces run after protestors throwing stones
At the Burundi crisis summit of East African leaders in Dar es Salaam. From left: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta
People stand on the bumper of a car as they celebrate in Bujumbura the announcement of the attempted coup against the Burundian president
Soldiers patrol outside the Finance Ministry in Bujumbura after the announcement of the attempted coup
People gather to celebrate in central Bujumbura the news of the attempted ouster of the Burundian president
People loot a local police station in the the Buyenzi neighborhood of Bujumbura after the news of the attempted coup
A serviceman stands on top of a tank as people take to the streets to celebrate, waving branches, beeping car horns and parading through Bujumbura
A man is lifted by police during a protest in Bujumbura
A man washes tear gas out of his eyes after being gassed by police in the neighborhood of Musaga in Bujumbura
A top Burundian general announced the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president's bid to stand for a third term
Burundi's army forces hold protestors during a demonstration against incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a 3rd term
A file picture taken on April 2, 2014 at the European Union headquarters in Brussels shows Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza looking on during a mini-summit dedicated to the Central African Republic, co-organized by France amid renewed violence in the African country, as part of the 4th EU-Africa summit.
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