Briton killed by Rwanda gunmen

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A British human rights monitor and a Cambodian colleague were killed in south-west Rwanda when their vehicles were ambushed by gunmen. Two Rwandan assistants were also killed. The names of the victims were being withheld until families had been notified.

The attack was the latest in a series of incidents in which foreigners have been targeted, and the third involving UN human rights monitors. Western Rwanda is a stronghold for Hutu insurgents, many of whom were involved in the 1994 genocidal slaughter of more than 500,000 people, and since they began returning from Zaire at the end of last year, there have been about 500 killings - raising concern about a return to civil war.