A Hutu rebel officer was killed and another taken prisoner in the town of Rushashi, AFP reported yesterday. The two men were part of a band of scouts reconnoitering the area. A member of a civil defence unit was killed in the clash. Meanwhile, the Kigali authorities announced this week the demobilisation of 3,600 soldiers as part of a donor-backed scheme to cut the size of the army to around 25,000 men by 2001. Rwandan radio said the demobilised soldiers includes the aged, the disabled and those who had volunteered.
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