KIGALI (AFP) - The Rwandan army on Thursday accused neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo of "deliberately" firing a rocket over the border.
Rwanda's military spokesman Joseph Nzabamwita said firing the rocket, which landed near the border on Thursday afternoon, was a "provocative act".
"DRC forces today deliberately fired a rocket across the border onto Rwandan territory," an army statement said.
The incident came as fighting resumed outside the eastern DRC flashpoint city of Goma between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC)and M23, a Congolese rebel group Rwanda is accused of backing. Rwanda denies the charge.
The M23 is made up of Congolese Tutsi who were integrated into the army following a 2009 peace accord. They mutinied in April 2012 saying the accord was never implemented.
The latest unrest erupted in mid-July and ended an almost two-month truce between M23 rebels and government forces.
Rwandan officials met their DRC counterparts three weeks ago at a meeting of regional leaders in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Rwandan delegates said then they felt the framework agreement supposed to restore peace to eastern DRC was making slow but tangible progress.