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Uganda rebels shoot drinkers dead

Rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have killed 23 people in a market in the northern Ugandan district of Lira. The incident occurred on Monday night at Abako market where a group of some 17 rebels rounded up people as they were drinking a local alcoholic brew before shooting them. In addition to the deaths, 17 others were critically injured. The LRA rebels are led by Joseph Kony and are based in the southern part of Sudan, northern Uganda and, of late, in eastern Uganda. They have fought the government since 1988. The Lira resident district commissioner, Charles Egou Engwau, [said] Wednesday morning that the rebels also abducted an unknown number of civilians. Full Story

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