Suspected Rebels Attack Ntoroko Again

An indeterminate number of gunmen suspected to be ADF rebels have attacked Kayanja village in Bweramule sub-county in Ntoroko District, one week after another attack in the same area.

Steven Asaba the Bweramule Sub county LC III Chairperson has told URN that the rebels attacked Kayanja village at around 7AM on Tuesday, which they had attacked last week. The village is at the border of Uganda and DRC.

Asaba says that UPDF is in the area engaging the rebels and according to him, UPDF has already captured two gunmen. He says that so far, no resident has been harmed and people are still in their homes.

Edward Jones Mugairwe, the Ntoroko Resident District Commissioner –RDC confirmed the attack and said that UPDF intercepted the rebels as they were trying to cross to Uganda and engaged them. However, he could not divulge more details, saying that they’re still engaging the rebels.

The attack comes just days after residents had returned to their homes following last week’s UPDF – ADF. On Tuesday last week, when ADF attacked Kyobe and Kayanja villages, over 800 locals fled from their homes and pitched camp at Karugutu Primary school.

According to Maj Gen Dick Olumu, the commander of Mountain Division and Operation Shujja said that in the fire exchange last week UPDF was able to kill 17 rebels, capture 13 and recover over 17 firearms.

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