KINSHASA, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Uganda has transferred
reinforcement troops to its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
following an escalation of armed clashes in the area, a broadcasting station of
the UN mission here said Thursday.
Congolese residents near the border area confirmed
the news, saying that they had seen reinforcement Ugandan troops with heavy
weapons in the area, the station said.
A regional military commander, however, was quoted as
saying that he has not been informed of any information about Uganda's
The news came amid a series of border clashes between
the two neighbors. Four Ugandan soldiers were detained by DRC forces on July 29
for allegedly crossing into Congolese territory. Four days later, a British
contractor was killed by Congolese soldiers in a cross border attack.
Local media reported that the presidents of both
countries are scheduled to meet in Tanzania early next month to defuse the
The UN mission in Congo includes an 18,000-strong
peacekeeping force that is helping maintain security in the volatile Central