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UGANDA CONDEMNS ADF ATTACK ON UN PEACEKEEPERS IN DR CONGO

KAMPALA, The Ugandan military on Saturday condemned the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attack on UN peacekeepers in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that left at least 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers dead.

Brig. Richard Karemire, Ugandan military spokesperson told Xinhua that the ADF, a Ugandan rebel group hiding in eastern DRC must be eliminated.

The rebel group's Thursday night attack in DRC's North Kivu province also left 53 peacekeepers wounded.

"The ADF remains a threat to regional peace and stability. Elimination of these terrorists in eastern DRC primary rests on the Kinshasa government," said Karemire.

"UPDF [Uganda People's Defense Forces] will continue to protect our border against infiltration," he said.

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned the attack calling it the worst attack on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

Since its establishment in 2010, United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC has recorded 93 fatalities in military, police and civilian personnel, according to UN figures.

ADF which was originally based in western Uganda but fled to eastern DRC has been accused of increased killings and massacres of troops and civilians, rape and abductions over the past three months in eastern DRC.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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