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Congolese Rebel General Arrested

Laurent Nkunda, the rebel general who has been waging a bloody civil war in Congo, was arrested last night in Rwanda, according to The Times of London. Joint Congolese and Rwandan troops converged on Nkunda’s headquarters yesterday, and Nkunda was apprehended after he fled into Rwanda. Rwanda sent thousands of troops into the Congo on Tuesday in order to eradicate Hutu rebels who have been hiding out there since the genocide and to help put down a Tultsi revolt against the Congo. Nkunda has been M.I.A. since last week, when the commanders of his National Congress for the Defense of the People defected and said they would now work the Congolese government.