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Schoolgirls Abducted by Ugandan Rebels

The girls were shaken from their sleep in the dead of night, jabbed with guns and machetes, and marched into the bush. At least 100 Catholic schoolgirls were abducted by the child soldiers of the Lord’s Resistance Army last night near the town of Soroti, the latest in a series of attacks in Uganda’s increasingly brutal civil war. The Ugandan People’s Defence Force said the girls were taken from Rwara Girls Secondary School. The force initially said it was tracking the abducted girls by helicopter, but last night admitted it had lost the trail. Also yesterday, rebels ambushed a bus near Soroti, killing three people and injuring several others. In recent weeks, Joseph Kony’s LRA has greatly expanded the territory held by its rebels, moving northeast and encroaching on the Kenyan border. “The rebels are right here at the edge of town, burning houses, and the streets are filled with people running up and down with no idea where to go,” Victor Ochen, a radio reporter in Lira, said in a telephone interview yesterday. Full Story

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