Two civilians killed in shelling near Rwanda-Congo border


Two people were killed when an artillery shell crashed close to a Rwandan market near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, residents in the Rwandan frontier town of Gisenyi said.”The bomb killed two people, a woman and a baby,” witness Nizeyimana Hamis told Reuters by telephone.

A Rwandan official confirmed the deaths and accused the Congolese army of firing the shell. Congolese forces are fighting rebels in the east of the country widely believed to be backed by Rwanda. Kigali denies this, Reuters reports.