RealNews

Priest in Uganda Killed in Apparent Rebel Attacks

A Roman Catholic priest has been killed and several nuns injured in attacks in northern Uganda believed to have been carried out by a rebel group. The attacks have alarmed the Catholic community in the east African country. The Roman Catholic archbishop of the northern Ugandan town of Gulu, John-Baptist Odama, said he believes Tuesday’s killing of a Catholic priest and the attack on a group of nuns on Wednesday near Gulu is linked to a threat made against the Catholic Church by the a group identified as the Lord’s Resistance Army. Roman Catholic leaders said that last week, the leader of the LRA, Joseph Kony, told his fighters to destroy Catholic missions, kill priests and missionaries, and beat up nuns. Archbishop Odama said he is investigating the circumstances of the attacks, but he did not rule out the possibility that the latest violence might be linked to that threat. He said he does not understand why the LRA is targeting the Catholic Church. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.