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Uganda Rebels Abduct 22 School Children in Attacks

The rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted at least 22 school children in northern Uganda in the past two days, the army said on Thursday. The LRA has waged a 17-year insurgency in northern Uganda, where it is reported to have abducted thousands of children for use as soldiers or sex slaves. In a pre-dawn attack on Thursday, rebels attacked a girls’ boarding school and kidnapped 10 girls near Kitgum, 180 miles north of Kampala, barely a day after 12 primary school students were abducted from school in the neighboring district of Gulu. “The rebels attacked Oxford College this morning and abducted 10 girls at dawn,” an army spokesman told Reuters by telephone from Gulu. He said the army had pursued the rebels and rescued seven of the girls. He said the rebels attacked a primary school a few kilometers from Gulu on Wednesday just as morning class was beginning. Full Story

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