Hundreds of Congolese flee to Uganda as Fighting intensifies in eastern DRC

Hundreds of Congolese nationals have fled into Uganda as fighting between rebels and government soldiers intensified in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to a RedCross Uganda, many of the Congolese have entered the country via Kisoro and are now camping at Bunagana border point.

Last week africanews reported that a group of rebels on early Wednesday attacked several neighborhoods, including army and police positions, in the city of Bukavu, capital of South Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to Commander of the 33rd military region, Brigadier General Bob Ngoie Kilubi, six attackers and two soldiers were killed after the attack, which began around 1:40 a.m. local time.

 “They (rebels) fired several shots. They tried to seize ammunition in a police camp but they did not succeed. They wanted to attack the 10th military region in order to free their comrades held there. The attackers are of the CPC 64 movement. We prefer to contain them in the darkness” Brig Ngoie revealed.

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