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The Burundian government denies accepting armed groups attacking Rwanda

June 28, 2020

The Burundi government has assured that the country is “not a haven” for armed groups in response to allegations from neighboring Rwanda that it is responsible for facilitating attacks on its territory.

According to Rwanda, the Burundian army let at least a hundred of these armed elements pass through the border town of Gihisi last Friday to launch an attack on a Rwandan military position in Ruheru, in the south of the country.

According to the African country’s army, at least four attackers died and three were captured, while three Rwandan soldiers were slightly injured. During the attack, the Rwandan military confiscated food rations that were clearly identified as the Burundian army.

The Burundian government denies accepting armed groups attacking RwandaThe Burundian government denies accepting armed groups attacking Rwanda

In response, Burundi has affirmed that its military has a mission to defend national security and that of its neighboring countries, according to a statement by the Burundian National Defense Force, which the correspondent from the Chinese news agency Xinhua has gathered.