Soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrive in tanks near the town of Kibumba at its border with Rwanda after fighting broke out in the Eastern Congo town June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe
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Fighting flared again on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo early on Thursday, the second day of skirmishes between two neighbours locked in a decades-long dispute.Rwandan and Congolese troops traded heavy weapons fire around 8:00 am (0600 GMT), said a resident and an adminstrative official in Kanyeshaza, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of Goma, capital of troubled North Kivu province.The Congolese army said the conflict started after one of its soldiers was kidnapped by Rwandan troops who crossed into the North Kivu, while Rwanda said Congolese troops crossed into its territory and opened fire on Rwandan soldiers.Kabila helped spark the Second Congo War (1998-2003) by ordering Rwandan and Ugandan allied troops out of the country, which had recently changed its name from Zaire to DRC.
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