The border closure is the most recent escalation in a diplomatic disaster that has damaged out between the neighbours.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has closed its border with Rwanda after a Congolese soldier was shot lifeless whereas attacking border guards inside Rwandan territory.
The border closure is the most recent escalation in a diplomatic disaster that has damaged out between the neighbours since rebels that DRC accuses Rwanda of supporting, launched a significant offensive in jap DRC final month.
Rwanda denies DRC’s allegations that it helps the M23 rebels, whose management hails from the identical Tutsi ethnic group as Rwanda President Paul Kagame, or that it has despatched troops into jap DRC.
DRC’s authorities ordered the border with Rwanda closed as of 3pm native time (13:00 GMT), in line with a press release from the workplace of South Kivu’s governor.
Two Rwandan law enforcement officials had been injured when the Congolese soldier crossed the border and opened hearth, earlier than an officer on obligation fired again and killed him 25 metres inside Rwanda, the Rwandan army mentioned in a press release.
DRC’s authorities mentioned it was investigating the incident.