Congo and Rwanda in border clashes

Jun 12, 2014, 1:24 AM EDT
The Flame of Rememberance bonfire is llit as thousands of people gathered for a candlelight commemoration ceremony the Nyanza-Kicukiro genocide memorial, 20 years after 2,000 people were killed by the extremist government and Interahamwe militia after being abandoned by United Nations troops during the 1994 genocide April 11, 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Rwandan forces and troops from DR Congo are fighting each other on their shared border, the Congolese information minister says. Lambert Mende told the BBC the battle began when a unit of Rwandan soldiers crossed over the border and attacked early on Wednesday. After fighting for nearly two hours, the Rwandans kidnapped an army corporal and went home, he said. Clashes resumed when the Congolese learnt the officer had been killed. The Rwandan authorities have yet to comment on the violence.
Background:
Rwanda and DR Congo 'battle over kidnapped soldier' [BBC]

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