Three Burundi Soldiers Die of Mysterious Illness
Three Burundi Soldiers Die of Mysterious Illness Website
Three Burundi soldiers serving with African Union peacekeepers in Somalia have died of a mysterious illness in a Kenyan hospital where more than 10 others are being treated, the army said Friday. Army chief General Godefroy Niyombare said the soldiers showed different symptoms, but seemd to have kidney problems. "Three of them have died. More than 10 are hospitalised," Niyombare told AFP. "We are worried." "They are in varying conditions. They do not exhibit the same symptoms, they mostly have kidney problems," he explained. Niyombare said doctors will be sent to Mogadishu to carry out tests. The AU force comprises some 4,300 Burundian and Ugandan troops and have come under relentless attacks by Islamist insurgents who want them out of the war-ravaged Horn of African country.