ADF insurgent fighters killed by Ugandan forces in northern DR Congo

KAMPALA – The Allied Democratic Forces [ADF] Militants have been killed by the Uganda Peoples Protection Forces (UPDF) on Tuesday whereas making an attempt to cross the Semliki River close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

15 ADF militants and two civilians have been reported lifeless by the Ugandan forces. ADF rebels had been trying to raid villages in Ntoroko district in western Uganda after they have been gunned down in a brutal alternate of gunfire.

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“Earlier this week we received intelligence and monitored a group of about 30 ADF rebels attempting to cross the Semliki River to attack villages in Ntoroko District and that is when our forces engaged them in a battle which stopped them before they could carry out a serious attacks on civilians and as we speak, many of them have been put out of action.” Confirms Colonel Deo Akiiki, Deputy Military Spokesman of the Uganda Peoples Protection Forces (UPDF) whereas addressing the press in Uganda.

In the meantime, the UPDF has denied media reviews from native stations that civilians, together with youngsters, have been killed through the assault, whereas tons of of others fled their villages.

ADF is a Ugandan Islamist militant insurgent group that makes use of japanese DRC as a base. It was based in 1996 and has carried out a number of bombings contained in the Ugandan capital Kampala, the latest of which was in October and November final yr the place not less than 5 folks have been killed.

The ADF operates in Ituri and North Kivu provinces, the place Uganda deployed the Mountain Brigade in Operation Shujaa, alongside the DRC authorities to hunt, combat and dislodge the insurgent group from its bases.

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