In Summary
  • The Ugandan foreign ministry described the incident as being of "serious concern" calling it an "incident of murder".

  • Rwanda Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera, however, dismissed the incident on Twitter as untrue.

  • Ugandan police said the alleged raid occurred around 8:00 pm on Friday at a border post near the Ugandan village of Kiruhura in Rukiga district.

Kampala,

Kampala and Kigali traded accusations Saturday after Ugandan police accused Rwandan soldiers of entering the country and killing two men, further stoking tensions between the two countries.

The Ugandan foreign ministry described the incident as being of "serious concern" calling it an "incident of murder".

BRUTAL

"The government of Uganda protests in the strongest terms the violation of its territorial integrity by Rwandan soldiers and the criminal, brutal and violent act... against unarmed civilians," it said.

Rwanda Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera, however, dismissed the incident on Twitter as untrue.

"Fake news: no such thing happened," he wrote, adding that a detailed response would be forthcoming.

Relations between Rwanda's Paul Kagame and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni, once close allies who backed each other into power, have turned deeply hostile in recent months, with the pair making allegations of espionage, political assassinations and meddling against each other.

RAID

Ugandan police said the alleged raid occurred around 8:00 pm (1800 GMT) on Friday at a border post near the Ugandan village of Kiruhura in Rukiga district in the west of the country.

Police spokesman Fred Enanga said the soldiers entered "about 80 metres into Ugandan territory" in pursuit of a Rwandan on a motorbike.

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