Rwandan Police Kill Suspected Extremist In Firefight

Rwandan police say they killed a suspected extremist following a three-hour firefight in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday.

Police identified the suspect as Channy Mbonigaba of the western district of Rubavu.

In a statement Thursday, police sought to reassure the public that “the situation is back to normal.”

Police say the suspect had barricaded himself in a house and injured one officer during the firefight.

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This East African country has never been attacked by Islamic extremists, but authorities now say there is threat of an extremist network here.

Rwandan police in January shot dead a Muslim cleric in Kigali who was suspected of recruiting for the Islamic State group.


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