Uganda: Army Says 10 Soldiers Died in Central African Republic

Ten Ugandan troops were killed in the Central African Republic last month, and army officials said Tuesday that it appeared that the Janjaweed, a Sudanese militia group linked to the government, was responsible. The Uganda People’s Defense Forces had earlier denied media reports of the episode, which occurred on May 27 as soldiers hunted for remnants of a Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. The New Vision, a Ugandan daily newspaper, quoted the army’s chief of defense forces, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, who confirmed the soldiers’ deaths and said that they had been attacked by about 400 men on donkeys, which he called a sign of the attack’s link to Sudan. Another newspaper, The Daily Monitor, had quoted unnamed sources as saying that the 10 soldiers had been killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

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