Rwanda says forces clash with rebels from neighboring Congo

December 10, 2018 GMT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s army says its forces have fought and repelled suspected rebels who crossed into the country from neighboring Congo, killing four of them.

Army spokesman Innocent Munyengango tells The Associated Press that the attack by suspected Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda occurred on Sunday in western Rubavu district. Munyengango says no Rwandan forces were killed.

The mayor of Rubavu district tells local media that one resident was injured.

The last attack by suspected FDLR members was in 2016 when several civilians were reportedly killed.

Some FDLR leaders are linked to perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which more than 800,000 people were killed. They have been operating in Congo for nearly two decades.