Rebel attack kills 3 in western Uganda

Rebel attack kills 3 in western Uganda
# 27 December 2023 02:20 (UTC +04:00)

At least three people, including two children, were killed Monday night in an arson attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group, in Uganda's western district of Kamwenge, APA reports citing Xinhua.

"Last night, the same group that committed atrocities last week, killing 10 people, attacked another village where they were scavenging for food, and they killed a 75-year-old woman and her two grandchildren," Felix Kulayigye, the military spokesperson, told local media Tuesday, adding that the group set ablaze the house of the victims.

Kulayigye said the army will continue to hunt for these groups until they are killed. "The army will, starting Wednesday, recruit local defense units to ensure the villages are safeguarded."

Byarugaba Isaiah Kanyamahane, the resident district commissioner for Kamwenge, told Xinhua earlier Tuesday that the attackers also looted 10 goats and some foodstuffs.

"The mode of attack is similar to that of the ADF rebels as witnessed recently. We suspect that the same rebels launched this attack," he added

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