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LRA kills 18 Civilians in CAR, DRC as UPDF threatens to withdraw

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Reports indicate that suspected Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels have killed at least 18 civilians in a renewed violence in the troubled Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the beginning this year amid speculations that Uganda is likely to withdraw its forces by the end this year.

According to the US based advocacy group, Invisible Children, the latest LRA attack was recorded in the remote village of Kossa on June 07.

The largest number of victims in LRA attack was recorded in April 21 where a group of 12 suspected LRA forces attacked Nabia, CAR and killed 3 hunters.

In another incident, LRA forces are alleged to have attacked two hunters about 13 km north of Nambia in DRC killing one after a gun fight.

In the same period, seventy seven cases of civilians’ abductions were recorded.

LRA is also accused of burning down houses and forcing the local population into the internally displaced persons’ camps.

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