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Ambush in Northern Uganda

Eight people have died in a brutal ambush by suspected Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels near the town of Kitgum in northern Uganda. There have been frequent attacks on civilians in recent days despite the fact that the LRA has announced a ceasefire. But this latest attack is the most serious since their announcement and comes just as the two sides are trying to talk peace. At 1100 local time a pick-up vehicle was ambushed by suspected LRA rebels on its way from Agoro, near the Sudanese border, to Kitgum. Ten kilometres away from Kitgum they opened fire on the vehicle. According to eyewitnesses the passengers were then shot at close range before the vehicle was set ablaze. Full Story

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