Democratic Republic of the Congo: Suspected Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebel raid on army camp leaves 8 dead
At least eight people were killed late Thursday in an attack on an army camp in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that local sources blamed on Rwandan Hutu rebels targeted by a Congolese army operation.
Gunmen raided the camp in the village of Rumangabo, about 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of North Kivu’s provincial capital of Goma, about 11 p.m., said Jean Claude Mbabanze, president of the Civil Society of Rutshuru.
“Three soldiers were killed as well as five soldiers’ wives. Three others were wounded, including two soldiers’ wives and the director of a school,” Mbabanze said.
He said the raid was believed to have been carried out by fighters from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a Congo-based Hutu rebel group whose initial members fled Rwanda after taking part in the 1994 genocide.