BUSURA, Rwanda — Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers clashed with Rwandan forces along a stretch of the two central African nations' border, leaving at least one person dead, military officials said Sunday.
Congolese army spokesman, Colonel Olivier Hamuli, claimed that Rwandan troops had targeted a Congolese commando on Saturday when he refused to stop after being spotted on Rwandan territory, having crossed the frontier to buy beer.
Hamuli said Rwandan troops opened fire and killed one of the commando's men. Congolese forces then returned fire and killed a Rwandan soldier, he added.
But Rwandan military spokesman General Joseph Nzabamwita said the Congolese soldiers had crossed the border to carry out a reconnaissance mission.