Kigali -A Rwandan woman was killed and her baby was injured
Thursday in what an official alleged was "deliberate" cross-border
shelling from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A shell hit a market in the Gisenyi-Rubavu area of Rwanda,
situated adjacent to Goma where DRC and the United Nations troops are battling
the M23 rebel faction.
"A shell landed in town and killed a woman and
seriously wounded her child," the deputy mayor of Rubavu, Ezechiel
Nsengiyumva Buntu, told AFP.
"We can hear the shelling on the other side" of
the border, he said. "We have alerted people but we have no idea where
they will fire."
He said the attack was "deliberate" and not just
Fighting around Goma has resumed over the past week, and on
Wednesday one UN soldier from Tanzania was killed in clashes against the
DRC and the United Nations accuse Rwanda of backing the M23
rebels, made up of fighters from a Tutsi rebel group who were integrated into
the regular army under a 2009 peace deal but mutinied in April last year.
The rebels have emerged as one of the most formidable forces
operating in the DRC's mineral-rich eastern Kivu region.
Rwanda denies the charge.