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Army Kills 8 LRA In Kitgum

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st March 2003 03:00 AM

THE UPDF killed eight Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and recovered five bombs in various battles over the past week in Kitgum.

THE UPDF killed eight Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and recovered five bombs in various battles over the past week in Kitgum.

By Dennis Ojwee
THE UPDF killed eight Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and recovered five bombs in various battles over the past week in Kitgum.
The army also seized 279 bullets, according to sources within the 5th Division.
LRA deputy chief, Vincent Otti, and and about 300 fighters reportedly entered Kitgum district from Southern Sudan last week and killed six civilians in an ambush of a lorry, and two pick-up trucks in Palabek and Mucwini areas.
Four LRA rebels surrendered to the UPDF, the army said.
The intelligence officer at the UPDF 5th Division, Capt. Fred Mukorogo, on Tuesday said between March 9 and 18, the army engaged the rebels in several battles in the district.
He said the UPDF recovered Torine Nitro (TNT) explosive bombs that could be used to destroy buildings and strong bridges. Other weapons recovered included nine sharp machine-guns, one 82-MM recoilless bombs, one 82-MM motor bomb and an offensive grenade.
Mukorogo said Otti and the group, including Charles Tabuley who was recently routing for peace talks was hiding in Lukwor hills.
He said another rebel group was roaming along the Pager river banks.
“My forces are pursuing the rebel groups who are moving without intention of going to the ceasefire areas named by the Government,” he said, adding that the UPDF was monitoring their movements.
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Army Kills 8 LRA In Kitgum

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