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Kigali, 12 March 2017

1. This morning, at around 0100hrs in Rusizi District, Bugarama Sector, Ryankana cell, Kabuga village, unidentified armed group attacked and killed 02 civilians and wounded 01.

2.   One of the killed persons and the wounded were on "irondo" (local civilian patrol) at Health Post, while the 2nd who was killed is a 12 years old child. 

3.   The unidentified gunmen withdrew to Burundi as the incident took place near the border with Burundi. 

4. Investigations into the incident have started to establish the identity of the attackers.


                                                                        René Ngendahimana

                                                                        Lt Col 

                                                                        Ag. Defence & Military Spokesperson