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UGANDA ASSURES TOURISTS OF SAFETY AMID ATTACK IN NEIGHBOURING DR CONGO

KAMPALA, Uganda- The Ugandan military, on Saturday, assured tourists that the country is safe, amid reports of two British nationals being kidnapped in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Brig. Richard Karemire, the military spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone that, Uganda is peaceful and tourists should continue coming.

He said, the military and other security agencies continue to protect all the tourism facilities, including national parks.

Karemire's comments come, after two British citizens were kidnapped on Friday, while touring the Virunga National Park, located in the eastern part of DRC, near the border with Uganda.

Uganda and DRC have in the past launched joint military operations, to wipe out armed militia in the vast central African country.

Fighting in the eastern DRC has forced thousands of Congolese to flee to Uganda.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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