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PRESS RELEASE: Update on Kitabi/Nyamagabe incident

Kigali, 17 December 2018

Following Saturday's attack in Kitabi Sector, the RDF has pursued the assailants and killed three while the rest fled in Burundi. The RDF also rescued civilians who were missing after the attack.

Military Spokesperson Lt Col Innocent Munyengango said:

“The RDF engaged and killed three of the fleeing assailants and the rest escaped into Burundi. We have also rescued all the civilians that the assailants attempted to abduct, some received counseling before being sent home. We also recovered several items stolen from victims but many of them had been destroyed.  Of the civilians injured in the Saturday attack and undergoing treatment, two have died from their injuries.”

The RDF reiterates that the road is clear, safe for all the traffic and the area secure.