Nyamagabe bus shooting

On 18 June 2022, a public passenger bus was attacked in Nyamagabe District, Southern Province, Rwanda, killing two people.

Nyamagabe bus shooting
LocationNyamagabe, Southern Province, Rwanda
Date18 June 2022 (2022-06-18)
Attack type
Mass shooting
Deaths2
Injured6
PerpetratorsRwanda Movement for Democratic Change (suspected)

The bus was driving on the road between Nyambage and Rusizi, crossing through the Nyungwe Forest,[1] in the Kitabi sector of Nyamagabe.[2] The perpetrators stormed the bus and killed the bus driver, then shot and killed a passenger, managing to injure six other passengers.[3] Rwandan authorities described the attackers as "armed thugs" and suspected the armed FLN wing of the rebel Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (RMDC) of responsibility.[1][4] The FLN had previously carried out terrorist attacks in Rwanda in 2018 and 2019,[5] which together killed nine people.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Suspected militants shoot at bus in southwestern Rwanda, kill two". Reuters. 2022-06-19. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
  2. ^ "Two killed in suspected FLN attack in Nyungwe". The New Times | Rwanda. 2022-06-19. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
  3. ^ Presse, AFP-Agence France. "Two Killed In Suspected Rebel Attack In Rwanda: Police". www.barrons.com. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
  4. ^ Agencies, The New Arab Staff & (2022-06-18). "Rwanda: Two killed in suspected rebel attack on bus". english.alaraby.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-06-19.
  5. ^ "Deux morts dans une attaque contre un bus dans une ville rwandaise". VOA (in French). Retrieved 2022-06-19.