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LRA Kill 3 In Gulu IDP Camp

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th June 2003 03:00 AM

REBELS of the Lord’s resistance Army (LRA) have again struck Anaka Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camp in Nwoya county, about 35 miles (56km) west of Gulu, killing three people including a UPDF soldier.

REBELS of the Lord’s resistance Army (LRA) have again struck Anaka Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camp in Nwoya county, about 35 miles (56km) west of Gulu, killing three people including a UPDF soldier.

Dennis Ojwee reports that they also set ablaze over 380 grass-thatched huts.

The rebels reportedly looted foodstuffs from the camp and forced the captives to carry the loot to their hideouts in the bushes.

Local sources said the rebels, whose number could not easily be determined, struck the camp from its western side, the same direction they used when they attacked the catholic mission late last year.

Details of the attack were still scanty by press time due to the poor communication network between Anaka and Gulu town. Anaka hosts over 25,000 internally displaced persons from various villages within Anaka sub-county. Others are from Purongo in Nwoya county.

The army spokesman based in northern Uganda, Lt. Paddy Ankunda, yesterday said three people, including a UPDF soldier, were killed. He said the rebels burnt down at least 382 grass-thatched huts, looted foodstuffs and abducted several civilians.

The rebels, in a letter dropped during their massacre at Pabbo IDP camp in Gulu, said they were showing their power by killing civilians.
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LRA Kill 3 In Gulu IDP Camp

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