Democratic Republic of the Congo: Army captures and repatriates 300 MRCD Ubumwe Rwandan rebels
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s army captured more than 291 Rwandan rebels and handed them over to authorities in the neighboring nation.
The fighters belong to MRCD Ubumwe, a political group seeking to oust Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Some of its leaders include former Rwandan Prime Minister Faustin Twagiramungu, who’s in exile.
“They were all fighters against Rwanda,” Olivier Nduhungirehe, Rwanda’s state minister for foreign affairs, said by phone.
Rebels operating from eastern Congo attacked a Rwandan district near the border on Nov. 6 and killed 14 people.