Last night on Sunday 23 May 2021 between 2115hrs and 2135hrs, about one section of FLN enemy assailants from Giturashyamba in Mabayi commune in Burundi, crossed river Ruhwa along the borderline and entered approximately 100 metres inside Rwanda territory in Bweyeye, Nyamuzi cell, Rwamisave village.
The enemy assailants were intercepted by a Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) ambush; two (2) assailants were immediately killed, and equipment captured including one (1) submachine gun, seven (7) magazines, one (1) tortoise grenade, one (1) antennae of a Motorola radio and two (2) Burundi National Defence Force army uniforms.
The enemy assailants retreated back to Burundi across River Ruhwa separating Ruhororo zone in Mabayi commune in Burundi and Bweyeye sector in Rwanda and returned to Kibira Forest where they have bases.
National Liberation Front (FLN), which is the militant arm of political party the Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD).
The FLN has said that it was attacking Rwanda to oust long-serving president Paul Kagame.
It’s leader Major Sankara Callixte Nsabimana, who had been claiming fatal attacks in Nyungwe and elsewhere, was arrested in 2019.