Juvenal Niyoyunguruza

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Juvenal Niyoyunguruza
Died 17 September 2009
Mogadishu, Somalia
Allegiance  Burundi
Service/branch Burundi Army
Years of service –2009
Rank Major General
Commands held Deputy commander of AMISOM
1st. military region[1]
Battles/wars Battle of Mogadishu (2009)

Juvenal Niyoyunguruza was a major general in the Army of Burundi.

Niyoyunguruza's death[edit]

On 17 September 2009 witness claims two trucks bearing United Nations markings entered the AMISOM compound at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. Minutes later a twin suicide attack rocket struck the headquarters of AMISOM, killing Juvenal Niyoyunguruza, the deputy commander of AMISOM, and 6 other soldiers. Later the group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "East Africa: The week in review". BBC. January 12, 1999. 
  2. ^ "AU Mourns Peacekeeping Commander Killed in Somali Rebel Attack". VOA News. September 17, 2009. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mogadishu blasts kill top Burunidan army officer". Miraya 101 FM. September 18, 2009. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Proscribed terrorist groups". Home Office. May 7, 2010. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Deputy commander of AMISOM
- 17 September 2009
Succeeded by
Major General Cyprien Hakiza