Rwandan police kill three suspected Islamist militants in raid

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Rwandan police killed three suspected Islamist militants and arrested three others in a the western district of Rusizi on Friday.

In a statement, the police said the three who were killed had turned violent in resisting arrest during a raid that was conducted following a tip-off from the public.

Police found the suspects had barricaded themselves inside a house for two weeks.

“Initial findings indicate they were in a radicalisation campaign aimed at recruiting jihadists,” the statement said. It did not give further details such as the name of the suspected militant group, where it was based, or whether any attacks might have been planned in the small, central African country.