Soldiers and police fired tear gas and warning shots in the air as they faced off against scores of young men throwing rocks and burning makeshift barricades in the roads, local witnesses informed.

One man was shot in the leg by police, his friends said. Another man, hit in the head by a bullet, was almost certain to die, a  photographer said.
               
More than 20 people have been killed in almost a month of unrest, including a failed coup, and the struggle to stop Nkurunziza seeking a third term risks re-opening old wounds between Burundi's Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups.
 
In another area, there were chaotic scenes as soldiers and police tried to restore order but without any coordination.

On Thursday's violence followed a night of heavy gunfire in the restive neighbourhood of Musaga, where residents spoke of several hours of running battles between police and gangs of youths.

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