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Rebels Take 100, Kill 16 in Lira District

At least 15 people were killed and about 100 abducted yesterday after suspected Lord’s Resistance Army rebels raided Lira and Apac districts. The LRA rebels attacked Alito trading centre in Apac district in the wee hours of Sunday, leaving 15 people dead. Alito is 15 miles west of Lira town. According to Mr Goldin Aporo, the spokesman of Ojune Division in Lira Municipality, the rebels then crossed into Aromo, Barr and Ogur sub-counties in Lira. Barr is 10 miles east of Lira town. The rebels also reportedly looted property and burnt close to 200 huts in Alito and surrounding areas. The Uganda army (UPDF) spokesman Maj. Shaban Bantariza said that the army is pursuing the rebels. He would, however, not confirm the casualties. Full Story

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