They deny. Rwandan Hutu rebels from the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) have refuted accusations pointing them to the perpetrators of the attack which claimed the life of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the east on Monday. of the country, pointing to the Congolese and Rwandan armies.
The Congolese authorities on Monday accused the FDLR, installed in eastern DRC, of being responsible for the attack, described as “terrorist” by Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi, in which Ambassador Luca Attanasio perished. , his Italian bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci and a Congolese driver from the World Food Program (WFP), Mustapha Milambo.
In a statement sent to AFP on Tuesday, the FDLR denies being “involved in the attack which resulted in the death of the Italian ambassador and asks the Congolese authorities and MONUSCO (UN Mission in the DRC) to shed light on the responsibilities of this despicable assassination instead of resorting to hasty accusations ”.
Congolese and Rwandan authorities deny
Rwandan rebels claim that “the ambassador’s convoy was attacked in an area known as the three antennas, near Goma on the border with Rwanda not far from a position of the FARDC (Armed Forces of the DRC) and […] Rwandan Defense Forces ”(Rwandan army). “The responsibilities of this despicable assassination are to be found in the ranks of these two armies”, in turn accuse the FDLR.
National road 2, where the convoy was attacked, runs very closely along the Rwandan border, in an area of dense and mountainous forest, where the borders are not waterproof. The Congolese and Rwandan authorities systematically deny any presence of Rwandan troops on the territory of the DRC.
According to an expert from the Kivu Security Barometer (KST), “the FDLR are near the place where the attack took place. It is possible that these Rwandan rebels are responsible for this attack, ”he told AFP.
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