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TEMPERS FLARE: Heavy Gunfire Exchange As DRC Soldiers Cross Into Rwanda, One Killed And Other Arrested

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In other news just at the neighborhood in Rwanda,a deadly boarder clash ensued today 16th January 2024 in the early morning hours when Congolese soldiers crossed into Rwanda.

The Rwanda Defense Forces (RDC) says three Democratic Republic of Congo troops entered the boarder district of Rubavu in Isangano Village at around 1:10am and when confronted by the boarder patrols, one of the DRC soldiers opened fire.

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The Rwandese soldiers according to a statement by RDF also returned with fire and in the process one Congolese soldier was killed and the other two were subdued and arrested. According to the statement, those detained include Sgt Asman Mupenda Termite, 30 years and Cpl. Anyaska Nkoi Lucien 28 years

Authorities say the Congolese soldiers possessed weapons and ammunition when apprehended. The weapons included an AK 47-riffle, magazines, rounds and protective vest. No Rwandan soldier was injured but tensions remain high as investigations into the incident continue.

This comes at the height of verbal exchanges between Congo’s re-elected president Felix Tshisekedi and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame both members of the East African Community. The two leaders accuse each other of sponsoring rebels to destabilize both countries especially the M23.

During his campaigns that led to is December 2023 electoral win, Felix Tshisekedi said attacking Rwanda is eminent and will soon happen. Kagame is yet to congratulate Tshisekedi upon his electoral victory despite all the other East African leaders congratulating their colleague president.

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