Rwandan rebel deputy chief transferred to DR Congo capital

Miriki, 110 kilometres (65 miles) north of Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 15 people died overnight when Hutu rebels from Rwanda attacked civilians in the latest ethnic killings in the region on January 7, 2016The deputy leader of Rwandan rebels blamed for atrocities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been brought to the capital following his arrest, a Congolese minister said Friday. Leopold Mujyambere, deputy chief of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), was brought to Kinshasa three or four days after being detained in Goma, the main city in North Kivu province, Minister for the Media Lambert Mende told AFP. Mende gave no details of the arrest, which follows the detention in March of Ladislas Ntaganzwa, another leader of the FDLR, an ethnic Hutu force including veteran fighters wanted for their suspected role in the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

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