Rwanda warns its enemies after bombs from Congo land on villages
Saturday July 20 2013
A refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the more than 30,000 who crossed into western Uganda at Busunga on July 13. Rwanda warned its enemies after bombs from Congo landed on its villages. Picture/AFP
The warning followed the shelling of two Rwandan villages, allegedly from positions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Intelligence sources say it was a deliberate attack by Congolese forces, FARDC, with the help of peacekeepers from the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Congo (Monusco), based in eastern DRC.
However, the UN force has denied being party to the fighting between FARDC and the M23 rebels, during which two bombs landed on Rwandan territory.
By EDMUND KAGIRE AND GAAKI KIGAMBO The EastAfrican
Recent clashes between a resurgent Allied Democratic Forces and Democratic Republic of Congo government troops, as well as the resumption of hostilities between M23 rebels and Congolese forces, could plunge the entire Great Lakes Region into a major conflict.