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UPDF soldiers injured in grenade attack

By Vision Reporter

Added 5th July 2018 01:21 PM

The injured soldiers were part of a unit deployed to patrol Lake Edward.

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The injured soldiers were part of a unit deployed to patrol Lake Edward.

PIC: Army spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire confirmed the incident

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RUKUNGIRI - Two  UPDF soldiers were critically injured in a grenade attack in Rwenshama, Rukungiri district on Thursday.

The injured soldiers, who are yet to be named, were part of a unit deployed to patrol Lake Edward.

UPDF spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire confirmed that the attack was carried out by “some gunmen who hurled a grenade onto our patrol boat".

"We have since intensified the patrols as we hunt down the attackers," he said.

Rwenshama is  a fishing village a few miles from the DR Congo border and is about 60km from Rukungiri Municipality in the western part of the country.

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