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Rebels massacre more than 190 in Ugandan camp for displaced

Ugandan rebels massacred more than 190 civilians at a displaced people’s camp in northern Uganda, mowing down fleeing civilians and burning them alive in one of the deadliest attacks in years, officials said. The raiders from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) on Saturday forced many people into their huts and torched them in the camp near the town of Lira in a three-hour assault, a local member of parliament said. Charles Angiro said after visiting the scene that 192 civilians had died — many of them children — in the attack on the camp some 360 kilometers (220 miles) north of Kampala. A soldier and five government militiamen also died. “We confirmed 192 people (were) killed, and many of the casualties died from the flames as the rebels rounded up people and forced them into grass-thatched houses before they set them on fire,” he told AFP by telephone. Full Story

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