Military helicopters killed nine civilians and injured several others in anti-rebel bombing raids in Obalanga in Katakwi district on Tuesday. The LC-V councillor representing Obalanga sub-county, Mr Julius Ochen, said that the civilians were fleeing the fighting between the Uganda People’s Defence Forces and the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels at Alito village, Angica parish in Obalanga. “We are saddened by the killing of nine people by the choppers that also injured several others at Alito,” Ochen told The Monitor in Soroti town last night. He was in Soroti, which borders Katakwi, to look for transportation to move injured civilians to hospital. Many suffered bullet wounds but had received no treatment. Ochen said that some of the injured were being carried to his house in Obalanga trading centre. Full Story
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