Burundian journalist living in exile in Uganda is stabbed

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) " A Burundian journalist who is exiled in Uganda says he was stabbed in the capital, Kampala, and recognized two attackers as Burundians.

Boaz Ntaconayigize, who worked for Burundi's independent Bonesha FM radio station before fleeing, said he has been hospitalized following the attack Sunday evening.

Bonesha is one of the media outlets closed in May 2015 after Burundian authorities accused them of conspiring with the generals who attempted to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza during his bid for a third term.

Speaking from a hospital, Ntaconayigize said he recognized two of at least four attackers as Burundians. He said he was stabbed in the hand and near the chest.

There was no immediate comment from Ugandan police.

Nearly 100 Burundian journalists are in exile, according to Reporters Without Borders.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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