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Heavy fighting broke out in North Kivu

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By Robert Mugabe

newsdesk@greatlakesvoice.com

Immerse fighting has broken out in eastern Democratic Republic Congo between UN-backed government troops and M23 rebels, forcing people to flee their homes, Great Lakes Voice reports.

Great Lakes reporter Josephine Lukoya who is now trapped in Gicanga said late today that Congolese regular army alongside Rwanda hutu fighters, evaded M23 camps.

The fighting broke out in Kinyandonyi 15Kms from Kiwanja, Kibimba 30kms from Goma, Mabenga 29kms from Rwindi early today.

The first attack broke out in Karengera when FARDC troops were pushed back to Tongo. Heavy weaponry was used. Refugees are reportedly fleeing to Goma and many areas.

Late in the afternoon, the heavy fighting broke out in Kibumba 15Kms from Goma town. Late in the evening, M23 rebels are reportedly to have withdrawal to their initial positions.

Two Congolese were injured on their territory while a Rwandan national on the Rwandan territory was injured while in the garden according to Rubavu district authorities.

The incidence happened in Bugeshi sector of Rubavu District. Rwanda government has condemned the fighting.

Nearly 4000 people have been displaced since Morning when the fighting broke out. Goma town is in fear but no fighting yet in the town skirts.

Executive Secretary of Bugeshi sector, Nsabimana Etienne confirmed that Congolese are fleeing to Rwanda.

The fight follows the US sanctions on Gen. Sultan Makenga of M23. M23 has been fighting with FARDC since April, 2012

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