Three Rwandan soldiers shot dead by FDLR rebel


At least two or three  Rwandan soldiers were killed in an attack by Rwandan rebels, Force Democratique pour la Liberation du Rwanda (FDLR) based in Democratic Republic of Congo  who crossed the border with Rwanda, President  Kagame said on Friday, December 14.

“A group arrived from DRC and attacked our positions, I think they killed two or three of our soldiers,” Kagame said at a press conference.

“A number of them [the rebels] were killed and their bodies taken away by their friends in the DRC. We are seeking clarification and cooperation from the Congolese authorities,” he added.

President Kagame emphasized security must be boosted a hundred percent.

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Recently, Rwanda Defence Spokesperson Lt. Col. has confirmed at least nine FDLR rebels were killed during the attack.

The FDLR, formed in 2000 from two branches of the Army for the Liberation of Rwanda (Armée de Libération du Rwanda, ALIR).

The FDLR is regularly accused of atrocities on Congolese soil.


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