RDF kills 3 assailants among those who set passenger cars on fire that killed two civilians

By The Inspirer staff

Following Saturday’s attack in Kitabi Sector of Nyamagabe District where unidentified attackers set fire to three passenger cars, killing two people and injuring eight, the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has pursued the assailants and killed three while the rest fled into Burundi, the army has announced.

A press release from Rwanda’s Ministry of Defence also states that in addition, the RDF  rescued civilians who were missing after the attack.

“The RDF engaged and killed three of the fleeing assailants and the rest escaped into Burundi. We have also rescued all the civilians that the assailants attempted to abduct, some received counseling before being sent home,” Military Spokesperson, Lt Col Innocent Munyengango, said.

“We also recovered several items stolen from victims but many of them had been destroyed.  Of the civilians injured in the Saturday attack and undergoing treatment, two have died from their injuries,” added.

On Saturday, RDF said that the injured had been taken to Kigeme Hospital for treatment, and that the defence was pursuing the attackers who fled into Nyungwe Forest after the tragedy.

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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