Goma - Officials say fighting has broken out between
Congolese government forces and the M23 rebels in the country's east.
Army spokesperson Colonel
Olivier Hamuli said on Tuesday the clashes took place around 02:00 in the area
of Kanyamahoro. He gave no casualty toll and said calm had since returned to
The M23 rebels accused the army of attacking their
positions. Amani Kabasha said M23 will not be able to stand by indefinitely
while Congolese troops threaten peace and security.
The M23 fighters launched their rebellion last year and
briefly overtook the city of Goma last November. An upsurge in violence in late
August raised fears of another attempt on the town.
Talks have resumed in the capital of Uganda between the two
sides, though have made little progress.