Rwanda protests “provocative bombing” from DRC

Two bombs landed in Rwanda’s western district of Rubavu from a Congolese area controlled by the Congolese army, FARDC, and the UN Mission in that country, Monusco, the Rwandan government has said.

Two bombs landed in Rwanda’s western district of Rubavu from a Congolese area controlled by the Congolese army, FARDC, and the UN Mission in that country, Monusco, the Rwandan government has said.

"Two bombs landed at Kageshi and Gasiza Cells, Busasamana Sector, Rubavu District, Western Rwanda at 15h05," Brig Gen Joseph Nzabamwita, Rwanda Defence Forces Spokesperson, is quoted in a statement released by the Office of Government Spokesperson this evening.

 

The statement said the incidents were “deliberate”.

 

"This was a provocative and deliberate act by FARDC and Monusco since there was no fighting nearby between the warring factions. Fighting between FARDC and M23 (rebels) started on Sunday, July 14, 2013, we have credible information that FDLR is currently embedded in FARDC," said Nzabamwita.

 

The FDLR militia, one of the rebel groups that a newly-formed UN intervention brigade is mandated to dismantle, is largely composed of the elements responsible for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, which claimed the lives of a million people.

There were no casualties from the bombings on Rwandan territory, the statement added.

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