A military official says the Congolese army has arrested a senior member of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a rebel group that includes members accused of carrying out the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Guillaume Ndjike, a military spokesman in eastern Congo, said Thursday that Col. Habyarimana Mucebo Sofuni, who had been in charge of intelligence for the rebel group known by its French initials, FDLR, was captured in Rutshuru in Congo's North Kivu province.

Ndjike says Habyarimana is being interrogated over his alleged crimes.

Rwandan Justice Minister Johnson Busingye says the arrest is "highly welcome" and that the suspect should be sent to face justice in Rwanda.

The presence of FDLR rebels in eastern Congo often has been a cause of friction between Rwanda and Congo.