In Summary
  • The five suspects claimed they were from the FDLR Hutu militia based in neighbouring DR Congo.
  • They were allegedly caught after the weekend attack in which 14 civilians were killed.
  • Rwandan police said 19 other "terrorists" were killed in the operation.

Kigali

Rwandan authorities have paraded five suspects in a deadly weekend attack who told journalists they were from the FDLR Hutu militia based in neighbouring DR Congo.

The attack, in which 14 civilians were killed, took place near the Volcanoes National Park, which is famous for its mountain gorilla sanctuary.

It is an area repeatedly targeted by Rwandan rebels operating from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

One such group is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), created by Rwandan Hutu refugees in eastern DRC after the 1994 genocide of Tutsis by majority Hutus in Rwanda.

The five rebels allegedly captured in an operation in which police said 19 "terrorists" were killed, were paraded in front of the media on Sunday night, answering direct questions from journalists.

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