The powder keg that is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern frontier has sparked up again, and this time, the fuse is lit with a bit more than just local grievances.

Whispered truths and confidential United Nations papers have let slip that the Rwandan army’s hands are dirtied, aiding the M23 rebels with gear that’s a few notches above the standard fare.

We’re talking about surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) here, folks, the kind that make the skies a no-fly zone for anyone they’re not fond of.

Missile Near Miss in Eastern Congo

One of these suspected Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) weapons took a swing at a UN drone, aiming to knock it clear out of the sky.