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Cross-Border Shooting violation by DR-Congo Troops

On Wednesday morning at 4h30, FARDC forces estimated to be about one section (12 to 14 soldiers) entered the No Man’s Land between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) bordering Rusizi District in Western Province, and opened fire at our border post. Our security forces responded and FARDC soldiers withdrew.

At 0554hrs, FARDC forces visited the scene and cleaned up the area.

There were no casualties on the Rwanda side and the situation is calm.

The RDF has requested the Expanded Joint verification Mechanism and the Ad Hoq Verification Mechanism to investigate this act of provocation. (RDF)