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Uganda rebels killed 100 in DRC

afrol News, 29 January - The United Nations has said Ugandan rebels killed 100 people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo in its latest attack early this month.

The UN peacekeeping spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Paul Dietrich said the Lord's Resistance Army rebels slaughtered at least 100 people in the village of Tora near the Sudan border on 16 January.

Lt Col Dietrich said the attack is believed to have been carried out by just 13 rebels. Other reports said LRA rebels have also killed four other people in two separate incidents in the region on 17 and 19 January.

Human rights groups say that before the latest bloodshed, the rebels already had killed more than 600 people in apparent retaliation for a military offensive against them being carried out by troops from Congo, Uganda and Sudan.

Congolese forces have mounted a joint operation with Ugandan and south Sudanese forces to flush out the LRA, which has been based in northern DR Congo's Garamba National Park for several years.

The LRA's leader, Joseph Kony who was issued the warrant of arrest by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, has resisted to sign any peace accords with government until the warrants are withdrawn.

Uganda has negotiated with the LRA since 2006 in an effort to bring an end to a two-decade conflict in which tens of thousands of people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced.


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