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UPDF captures LRA sub-machine guns


Ugandan army has captured 37 Sub Machine guns and 27 AK47 empty magazines from Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels.

Army spokesman, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, confirmed the development in a statement issued Tuesday.

The guns were buried by the LRA fleeing from UPDF pursuit in Central African Republic.

They were unearthed by the African Union Regional Task Force operating North East of Sam Ouandja in Central African Republic.

“Considering the fact that the rebels are already experiencing scarcity of arms, this is a big achievement and, no doubt, their combat capacity will never be the same. The LRA demise is in sight,” the Commander of the Ugandan Contingent in Central Africa, Col Michael Kabango, is quoted as saying.

The AU – RTF was formed in 2012 after the African Union appreciated the fact that the LRA was not only a Ugandan problem but rather a regional one.

Not long ago, LRA commander based in CAR, Dominic Ongwen, handed himself over to CAR authorities following intensified trouncing on their hide outs.

UPDF continues its stay in CAR to eliminate the remnants of Joseph Kony’s followers.


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