At least eight people are reported dead and four others arrested following an operation conducted by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) with the help of police in Kabarole District in Rwenzori sub region.
The right are said to be part of the gang that has been terrorising residents in the area.
Authorities say they have been launching their attacks from areas of Kalangula.
Several camps said to be owned by the yet to be identified assailants were also razed down.
“The attackers are not yet identified. They are gangs. If you remember just recently , schools were closed, a health centre closed and they were scaring people so we thought we should take action,” said UPDF spojesperson Col Paddy Ankunda.
According to Ankunda, the operation follows several complaints from residents whose animals, good, among otuer property were either destroyed or stolen by the said gang.
“Just recently, one of our soldier who had gone on leave was attacked and killed by some people said to be part of the gang,” Ankunda added.