Tension As Rwanda Accuses DRC Of Cross Border Shelling

Rwanda on Friday accused Democratic Republic of Congo troops of cross-border shelling and shooting that left a civilian wounded.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (R)   and DRC President Joseph Kabila
Rwandan President Paul Kagame (R) and DRC President Joseph Kabila

The accusation came as DR Congo forces resumed heavy fighting against the M23 rebel group, which controls territory close to the Rwandan border in the eastern Kivu region.

Kigali is also accused of backing the rebels, a charge it denies.

General Joseph Nzabamwita, the Rwandan army’s spokesman, said troops across the border had “fired three bombs and small arms fire” at a village in Rubavu district, close to the border towns of Gisenyi in Rwanda and Goma in the DR Congo.

The Congolese army “targeted innocent civilians in Rwanda, and fleeing Congolese refugees,” he said, saying a 58-year-old refugee was wounded.

Rwanda has repeatedly complained that DR Congo government forces fire into its territory, and has described the attacks as a “provocation”.

 

 

 

1 thought on “Tension As Rwanda Accuses DRC Of Cross Border Shelling

  1. Rwanda as small as it is,should maintain its history rather than involving its people to wars.
    I some times wonder why president Kagama is the only voted person all the years around since the end of the tribal wars.

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