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Armed assailants kill two in Nyungwe

By IGIHE
On 19 juin 2022 at 05:38

Armed assailants suspected to be remnants of FLN terrorist group have shot at a public bus and killed two people onboard.

The statement released by Rwanda National Police (RNP) reads that the incident took place on Saturday 18th June 2022.

"This Saturday afternoon at around 14:00 hours, armed thugs, suspected to be remnants of FLN operating from across the border, shot at a public passenger bus on the Nyamagabe - Rusizi road in Nyungwe forest, Nyamagabe District," reads part of the statement.

The statement further reads that the assailants killed the bus driver, one passenger and injured six other passengers who were evacuated to Kigeme Hospital and teh University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB) for medical attention.

"The Rwanda National Police intervened minutes into the incident. The assailants are being tracked down," add the statement.

IGIHE has learnt that the killed driver is identified as Ibrahim Issa working with Rwanda Inter-Link Transport Company (RITCO).

The bus carrying passengers fell below the road.

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