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Congolese soldiers flee to Uganda as M23 captures Bunagana border

By IGIHE
On 13 juin 2022 at 09:57

March 23 (M23) has captured Bunagana border following intense fighting between the rebel group and Congolese Army (FARDC) which left its soldier, Major Eric Kiraku Mwisa killed.

M23 has announced to have captured Bunagana town today morning leaving many Congolese soldiers fleeing to Uganda.

Sources have revealed that three military vehicles and two FUSO trucks carrying FARDC soldiers have crossed through Bunagana border to Uganda while others have been seen fleeing on foot.

The Spokesperson of M23, Major Willy Ngoma has confirmed that the rebel group is now in full control of Bunagana.

Apart from FARDC soldiers who fled to Uganda, he revealed that others have laid arms downs and took cover among civilians.

“The fighting was intense yesterday that FARDC soldiers at the border also fled to Uganda. Others took off their military uniforms and took cover among civilians. They have abandoned an armoured fighting vehicle. We are in full control of the entire Bunagana town,” he said.

The fighting has also left more than 5000 civilians from Bunagana and its surroundings to Uganda while over 25,000 have fled to schools and churches in Rwanguba and Kininoni in Rutshuru territory.

Sources reveal that M23 has captured Bunagana border.

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