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Uganda Rebels Ambush Bus

Rebels have ambushed a bus travelling in a convoy in northern Uganda, killing at least 15 people, the army says. The bus was travelling from the north-western town of Arua to the capital, Kampala. The BBC’s Will Ross in northern Uganda says that many people fled into the bush with bullet wounds and so the death toll may rise. The Lord’s Resistance Army rebellion has lasted 16 years, during which time thousands of children have been abducted and conscripted to fight alongside the rebels. Recent attempts to end the attacks through dialogue and force have made little headway. Our correspondent says that every night, hundreds of people leave their homes in rural areas and outlying parts of the northern town of Gulu to sleep outside in the town centre, where they feel less vulnerable. Full Story

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