Colonel Guillaume Njike, Regional Commander of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (KDC) 34th Border Troops, announced that a military unit of the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) attempted to attack Kibumba, the border region of the KDC.
Stating that the attack attempt was repelled by the KDC armed forces, Njike announced that the area was completely under control.
It was claimed that Rwandan soldiers, who returned to their own lands after the attack, looted many houses on the way back. No official statement has been made by Rwanda so far.
There are frequent tensions between the two countries because of the “Kasika Massacre”.
According to the United Nations (UN) report, on the night of August 24, 1998, more than 1000 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed and thousands were injured in the attack of Rwandan soldiers in the town of Kasika in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, former Rwandan soldiers who settled near Kasika are shown as responsible for the Kasika Massacre.
Violence continues today in the eastern KDC, South Kivu, North Kivu and Kasika regions.