Rwandan security forces have killed 19 “terrorists” blamed for an attack that resulted in the deaths of 14 people, police said.
The initial attack on Friday was reportedly carried out by ethnic Hutu rebels in the north of the country.
Officials suspect that the rebels carried out the killings while searching for food.
The retaliatory attack took place near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, police said.
In a statement on Sunday, police spokesman John Bosco Kabera said security personnel pursuing the attackers had killed 18 of them and also that the death toll from the assault had risen to 14.
“During the act of hunting down those criminals, security organizations have killed 18 people and five others have been captured,” he said, adding that the hunt for the perpetrators was still ongoing.
“The situation has been contained and we thank residents and local officials for collaboration with security organizations.
Rwandan police say they were able to track down some of the perpetrators.
“The security forces were able to follow these terrorists, to kill 19 of them and arrest five,” the police said in a statement.
Tourism officials said that all visitors to the area were safe.