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Ambush in Northern Uganda

Several people have been killed in an ambush by suspected rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army guerrilla in northern Uganda. Witnesses said the army was escorting a civilian convoy in Gulu district when it came under attack. There are conflicting figures over the number of casualties. The attack comes just two days after President Yoweri Museveni ordered the Ugandan army to resume operations against LRA fighters. After the announcement of an LRA ceasefire, the government declared a cessation of hostilities in one northern area to enable face to face talks between the rebels and a Presidential Peace Team. But LRA attacks and abductions have continued. The BBC’s Will Ross in Kampala says that the failure for the sides to meet face to face is down to the almost total lack of trust between the rebels and the government. Full Story

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