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UPDF Rescues 45, Kills 10 Rebels In Pader

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th September 2002 03:00 AM

The UPDF killed 10 Kony rebels and rescued 45 captives in a clash with the rebels at Adilang on the borders of Lira and Pader districts, the army spokesman, Major Shaban Bantariza, has said.

The UPDF killed 10 Kony rebels and rescued 45 captives in a clash with the rebels at Adilang on the borders of Lira and Pader districts, the army spokesman, Major Shaban Bantariza, has said.

By Emmy Allio
The UPDF killed 10 Kony rebels and rescued 45 captives in a clash with the rebels at Adilang on the borders of Lira and Pader districts, the army spokesman, Major Shaban Bantariza, has said.

The army lost two soldiers in the battle commanded by an LRA commander identified as Rasta. Six soldiers sustained injuries.

“The bandits cannot afford a successful attack on the army. They are greatly weakened,” Bantariza said yesterday.

He said the one box of short machine-guns, 18 magazines, 11 bombs of 60mm mortar, two rocket propelled rockets, one hand-grenade and a bicycle were recovered.

Meanwhile, reports from Nairobi said the LRA on Monday attacked another refugee camp in northern Uganda, the third such attack in just over two months. They looted and displaced more than 6,000 Sudanese refugees, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

The attack on the camp at Maaji in Adjumani district followed an earlier raid on the same camp in July. On August 5, the LRA raided the Achol-Pii camp in neighbouring Pader district, putting its 24,000 resident Sudanese refugees to flight.

The Uganda authorities and UNHCR this week said they were finalising plans to resettle the Achol-Pii refugees in safer sites in western and northern parts of the country.
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UPDF Rescues 45, Kills 10 Rebels In Pader

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