Gunfire Erupts Along DR Congo – Rwanda Border

Soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Soldiers from the DRC

Gunfire has erupted for a second day on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Reports from the area say soldiers exchanged fire briefly Thursday morning in a town north of Goma, the capital of Congo’s North Kivu province.

Each side has accused the other of provoking the clashes. DRC officials say Rwandan forces crossed into North Kivu on Wednesday and kidnapped and killed a Congolese soldier.

Rwanda says Congolese forces crossed the border and opened fire.

Congo says two of its soldiers were killed in Wednesday’s fighting, while Rwanda puts the number of Congolese dead at five.

The U.N. mission in Congo has called on all parties to reduce tension and avoid further violence…

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