Dozens of people from Bunagana border area are nursing injuries at Mutolere and Kisoro hospitals they sustained after Congolese jets hit areas inside Uganda.
The Congolese jets, which were backed by the UN brigade, fired into Uganda as they were targeting M23 bases in Bunagana on Congolese side of the border.
Mustapha Doka, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner says some of the injured victims lost their arms and legs.
Doka says they suspect that the Congolese jets accidentally fired into Uganda as they tried to bomb the M23 bases in Bunagana. He says they are working hard to ensure the bomb victims are attended too to save their lives.
Doka also says hundreds of Congolese citizens have crossed the border adding that, they are currently being directed to the Nyakabande reception center.
According to the Uganda Red Cross Society more than 10,000 refugees have entered Kisoro district through Bunagana border posts.
Doka says they have heightened security to ensure that wrong elements don’t masquerade as refugees and sneak into the country with weapons.
The army and police have already increased their presence on the Ugandan side of the border. Olivier Hamuli, the Congolese Military spokesperson says they took over Bunagana town without any serious resistance from the rebels.