DRC bomb injures one in Rubavu

One person was injured after bomb shells from the Democratic Republic of Congo landed into the Rwandan territory in Rubavu District yesterday.

One person was injured after bomb shells from the Democratic Republic of Congo landed into the Rwandan territory in Rubavu District yesterday.

Brig Gen Joseph Nzabamwita, the Defence and Military spokesman confirmed the incident, saying three bombs were fired into Rwanda territory. 

He blamed it on DRC army - the FARDC – because the shelling was from the territory they control.

“FARDC has since morning fired three bombs and small arms fire at Rusura village, Rubavu District. A T-55 Bomb landed at 07.30h and two other bombs landed at 11.55h and 12.05h at Rusura village, Busasamana Sector,” said Gen Nzabamwita.

The small arms fire left 58-year old Catherine Gahombo injured and was rushed to Bugeshi Health Centre. Gahombo is a Congolese refugee living in Rwanda.

“FARDC targeted innocent civilians in Rwanda, and fleeing Congolese refugees,” said Nzabamwita.

Kigali says FARDC, backed the FDLR militia blamed for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda has fired about 40 bombs and rockets into Rwanda over the last three months.

In August, Louise Mushikiwabo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Government spokesperson warned that Rwanda “remained restrained for as long as we can but this provocation can no longer be tolerated.”

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