August 29, 2013 / 3:52 PM / 4 years ago

Rwanda says Congolese forces shelling its territory

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda accused neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday of persistently shelling Rwandan territory and said such “provocation” could no longer be tolerated, after a flare-up of fighting in Congo’s war-torn east.

“We have the capacity to determine who fired at us and will not hesitate to defend our territory. Rwanda has a responsibility to protect its population,” Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said in a statement, without saying what action might be taken.

Reporting by Jenny Clover; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Andrew Roche

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