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Tuesday, 12 June, 2001, 05:44 GMT 06:44 UK
Rwanda accused over DR Congo

Military allies of the Democratic Republic of Congo say Rwanda is trying to undermine the Congolese peace process by accusing the Kinshasa government of supporting recent cross-border Hutu rebel attacks.

Rwanda says its forces have killed 150 Interahamwe rebel insurgents since the beginning of this month.

Last week, military sources in Kigali said about 2,000 former Rwandan Hutu soldiers and allied Interahamwe militia had massed on the border with the aim of pushing their rebellion back into Rwanda.

The rebels fled to neighbouring Congo after carrying out the 1994 genocide in which up to eight-hundred-thousand minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed. Correspondents say the rebels - who fought alongside the regime of the late Congo President, Laurent Kabila - have since made numerous incursions into Rwanda.

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