Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldiers deployed to guard the disputed Uganda South Sudan border in Lamwo district came under enemy gunfire this morning.
The attack came just hours after UPDF evicted dozens of South Sudanese gunmen who raided Ngom Oromo border point on Friday last week and set up base in Lokung Sub County claiming it belongs to their country.
This morning, the South Sudan invaders returned and attempted to regain control of the disputed 9 Kilometer land stretch they controlled briefly for three days.
Lt. George Musinguzi, the UPDF 5th Division Spokesperson says the invaders opened fire on UPDF soldiers as they patrolled the border at about 9am this morning.
He says UPDF troops retaliated by shooting back and repulsed the invaders.
Yesterday, UPDF troops repulsed South Sudan nationals who had invaded Ugandan territory.
The invaders who entered the area on Friday evening had erected a barricade about 150 Meters away from Uganda immigration check point.
They controlled at least 9 Kilometer swathe of land they claimed belongs to South Sudan territory.
They had threatened to extend their control to Limur River Bridge, 14 Kilometers inside Uganda.
UPDF recovered four magazines loaded with ammunition, two South Sudan flags and other items.