Rwandan President Paul Kagame. File picture: Steven Senne

Kigali - Rwanda on Wednesday accused Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers of crossing the border into its territory and opening fire on Rwandan soldiers.

“On Wednesday ... a section of the DRC army crossed the border to Rwanda where they opened fired on a Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) patrol,” Kigali said in a statement, adding that five DRC soldiers had been killed in the incursion.