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Two suspected ADF rebels behind Kamwenge attack put out of action

Kamwenge, (UG): The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have shot and killed two suspected militants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) suspected to be behind the recent rebel attacks in Kamwenge District, which left at least 13 people dead in just one week.

The RDC for Kamwenge, Mr Byarugaba Isaiah Kanyamahane confirmed the killing of the two suspected rebels who included the commander of the group known as Kamusu, while other rebels sustained injuries.

“Our forces killed two ADF rebels in the park on Wednesday, and we are thrilled and hope that even more rebels will be killed. I suggest we collaborate with security constantly,” Kanyamahane said.

The RDC explained that Kamusu was overpowered and killed instantly by UPDF soldiers after some of his colleagues escaped.

“They found him with a machine gun and two other guns,’ he said.

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The development comes barely a week after an attack on Christmas (Monday) night which left three people dead.

In the wake of the rebel attacks, UPDF soldiers have since Monday been searching for ADF rebels inside Kibale National Park, and residents have fled the area where the attacks happened.

Yesterday (Wednesday), the community held a funeral service for the three victims of the Christmas attack night who were buried amid grief and tears.

Meanwhile, some of the residents living in the affected villages say they wee now relieved after learning that two ADF rebels had been killed.

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“We are happy that some rebels have been killed by our forces. It is our wish to have all the rebels killed so that we can return to our homes. There is a need for more security in our area because most of the people have abandoned,” Mr Edison Friday, chairman of Nyabitusi village one, said.

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