The spokesperson of Rwanda Defense Force (RDF), Lt Col René Ngendahimana has said that investigations have started following last night’s grenade attack in Bugarama sector, Rusizi district where eight people were injured. He has conveyed condolences to affected residents assuring them of strengthened measures to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
“The incident took place around 20:00 hours when approximately three or four gunmen attacked residents who were sharing a drink at a bar. They threw two grenades among them. Unfortunately, one person died of the fatal shooting while eight others who have been injured are receiving treatment,” he said.
“We have not yet identified masterminds of the attack, where they came and fled but the incident took place in the same region where a similar incident happened in the past as people coming from Burundi shot dead residents,” he added.
The dead woman has been identified as Kandenzi Vestine, 52.
Two people were shot dead in the same region near Rwanda, Burundi border in March 2017 where after attackers fled to Burundi.
Lt Col Ngendahimana appealed to residents to report suspected criminals in time and closely cooperate with security personnel.