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Uganda detains 20 rebel “collaborators” after student massacre

Residents flee from Bwera after militants linked to rebel group Allied Democratic Forces killed and abducted multiple people at the Mpondwe Lhubirira Secondary School, in Mpondwe, western Uganda, on 17th June, 2023.

Kampala, UgandaReuters Ugandan authorities said on Monday 20 people had been detained for questioning about their possible role in the massacre of 42 people, mostly students, on Friday by the Islamist group Allied Democratic Forces.  “At least 20 suspected ADF collaborators have been arrested, to assist with our investigations,” the country’s police force said in […]

Uganda sends more troops to pursue attackers who killed 37 students

A view shows a section of the burnt building at the Mpondwe Lhubirira Secondary School, after militants linked to rebel group Allied Democratic Forces killed and abducted multiple people, in Mpondwe, western Uganda, on 17th June, 2023.

Kampala, UgandaReuters Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday ordered more troops to western Uganda where attackers from a group with links to Islamic State killed at least 37 secondary school students. Members of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces killed the students late on Friday at Lhubirira Secondary School in Mpondwe, near the border with the […]

Militants kill 37, abduct six others in attack on Ugandan school

Ugandan security forces stand guard as locals gather at the cordoned scene outside the Mpondwe Lhubirira Secondary School, after militants linked to rebel group Allied Democratic Forces killed and abducted multiple people, in Mpondwe, western Uganda, on 17th June, 2023.

Kampala, UgandaReuters Militants linked to Islamic State killed 37 people and abducted six others in an attack on a school in western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the military said on Saturday. Military personnel found the bodies of the dead when they arrived at the school, defence spokesperson Felix Kulayigye […]