KIGALI, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- A suspected Rwandan rebel group based in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) attacked Rubavu district in western Rwanda on early Monday, local media reported, citing the Rwandan army.
Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) is suspected of carrying out the attack in Rusura cell, Busasamana sector at around 1 a.m. Rwandan time, Rwanda's defense and military spokesperson Innocent Munyengango told Rwandan media Kigali Today.
Four of the attackers were killed in an exchange of fire with soldiers of Rwanda Defense Forces, he said, adding that one machine gun was recovered from the scene.
No other casualties were reported, he said.
FDLR was formed after the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against Tutsi with the intention to topple the Rwandan government. For decades the rebel group has been accused of wreaking havoc in neighboring DR Congo, terrorizing the local population and profiting from DR Congo's rich natural resources.