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UPDF soldiers involved in accident transferred to Bombo military hospital

By Wilson Asiimwe

Added 6th January 2018 10:01 AM

“There is no cause for alarm, the injured soldiers were involved in accident when a UPDF land cruiser overturned in Ntoroko and those who were critically injured are being rushed to Bombo military hospital for treatment,”Kakurungu said.

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The UPDF air force helicopter that landed in Fort Portal to evacuate the accident victims. Photo by Wilson Asiimwe

“There is no cause for alarm, the injured soldiers were involved in accident when a UPDF land cruiser overturned in Ntoroko and those who were critically injured are being rushed to Bombo military hospital for treatment,”Kakurungu said.

The Uganda people’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers who were involved in accident in Kakara Ntoroko district have been evacuated to Bombo military hospital in Kampala.

The UPDF joint operations against the ADF spokesperson Maj. Ronald Kakurungu said on Friday that the soldiers were injured during an accident that occurred on January 02, 2018.

“There is no cause for alarm, the injured soldiers were involved in accident when a UPDF land cruiser overturned in Ntoroko and those who were critically injured are being rushed to Bombo military hospital for treatment,”Kakurungu said.

He said that the six soldiers who were being evacuated were part of the force deployed at Uganda –DRC border.

UPDF has deployed heavily along the Uganda-DRC border line in Bundibugyo district following last week’s attack on a United Nations base in Goma, eastern Democratic of Congo-DRC.

Recently, suspected Allied Democratic Front (ADF) rebels killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others. The peacekeepers killed on Thursday were from Tanzania. At least five Congolese soldiers were also killed in the attack.

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have said their air and artillery attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) inside DR Congo last week left eight rebel camps destroyed.

The army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, on Wednesday said in a statement that 100 rebels were killed in the attack reinforced by the Congolese soldiers.

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