At least two Rwandan soldiers and an unknown number of rebels were killed when a group of attackers crossed into Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, President Paul Kagame said on Friday.
Kagame said the group, who crossed into the border town of Rubavu, may have been carrying out an attack to test Rwanda’s defenses.
“I think a couple of soldiers were killed, a couple meaning two, three (from Rwandan side). We are still gathering sufficient information in terms of where they were coming from, assistance they had,” he told a news conference.
“We are seeking clarification and collaboration from the authorities in Congo, cooperation in understanding what enabled this to happen,” he said, adding the attackers suffered a number of casualties.