Eight killed in Rwanda attack

By Chanice Jennike - 06 October 2019Views : 913

Eight people have been killed and 18 others have been injured in an overnight attack in northern Rwanda near the border with DR Congo. 

The attack took place on Friday. 

Police confirmed that six people were killed with machetes or knives and others were shot dead by unidentified men. 

"Security forces were quick to provide emergency services to the residents of the area and investigations are still ongoing to find these terrorists," a police statement read.

The incident occurred in Musanze district. This location attracts tourists because of its Volcanoes National Park and its mountain gorillas. 

Police spokesman John Bosco Kabera said that the search for the attackers is underway.

According to reports, the area has been targeted by Rwandan rebels operating from the Democratic Republic of Congo.