The UPDF 503 Brigade commander, Lt. Col. Sam Kiwanuka, said, â€œWe have arrested four SPLA soldiers and disarmed them.â€ He said the SPLA soldiers killed the two civilians on Monday.
Kiwanuka said his bosses would decide whether the soldiers should appear before a military or civil court. Kitgum local leaders condemned the killings.
Meanwhile, the UPDF killed six of Joseph Konyâ€™s LRA rebels on Monday evening during a battle at Acholibur sub-county in Aruu, about 30km northwest of Pader district headquarters.
The 4th Division spokesman, Lt. Paddy Ankunda (right), said two of the rebels were killed on the spot while four bodies were recovered from the bushes. He said two sub-machineguns were also recovered.
SPLA soldiers held over Kitgum killings