Rwanda Accuses DRC of Rocket Launching into Border Cities

Rwanda is accusing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of launching rockets into border cities. Photo Credit: Google Images

Rwanda is accusing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of launching rockets into border cities.
Photo Credit: Google Images

AllAfrica.com is reporting that Rwanda is accusing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of shelling border cities. The DRC’s response is that M23 rebels are responsible for the rocket launching in an attempt to draw Rwanda into conflict.

The publication reports:

“Rwanda said Thursday that more than 30 bombs and rockets have been fired across the border in the last week by the DRC military. It said one bomb fired Thursday morning killed a woman and seriously injured her two-month-old baby in the town of Rubavu. In a statement, it accused Congo of trying to draw Rwanda into the conflict between the DRC army and M23 rebels in the city of Goma, which sits on the Congolese-Rwandan border. Congo and a group of United Nations experts have accused Rwanda of supporting M23, an allegation Rwanda denies.”

The United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping force in Congo, confirmed reports of new fighting between DRC forces and M23 in Kibati, north of Goma.

Read more at AllAfrica.com.

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