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RDF PRESS RELEASE ON BURUNDI COMBATANTS WHO CROSSED TO RWANDA

REF:RDF/MPR/A/07/10/20

Kigali, 03 October 2020

On 29 September 2020, nineteen (19) Burundian combatants who identified themselves as members of Red Tabara armed group crossed from Burundi to Rwandan territory. The combatants, armed with guns, were apprehended in Nyungwe Forest, Ruheru Sector of Nyaruguru District where they are being held.

The Rwanda Defence Force has informed the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism (EJVM) and requested the regional mechanism to verify and investigate the cross-border incident for further management.

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