UPDF Kills ADF Rebels Who Killed Tourists in Queen Elizabeth Park

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The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has allegedly gunned down over 11 suspected terrorists including a group that murdered two tourists in Queen Elizabeth National Park on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

The UPDF launched the manhunt on October 17, after the attackers also killed the driver of the tourist vehicle, which they also set ablaze on the Katunguru-Mweya- Katwe road in Kasese district.

The point of attack is near the Uganda-DR Congo border, which is about 360km from Uganda’s capital, Kampala city.

The gunmen were linked to rebel group – the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) with operational bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the UPDF.

On Wednesday, the deputy army spokesperson Lt Col Deo Akiiki said, “some ADF terrorists whom we have been tracking down since the attack on tourists were finally got and a number of them were killed last night on lake Edward off Kayanja landing site in Kasese district.”

“An intelligence led operation saw a number of them perish under combined fire of UPDF marine, special forces, 222, 301 Brigade infantry squads in a well – coordinated night operation. It should be noted that this was a part of the group that killed the tourists. The operation is still on to finish all the splinter groups of ADF,” Akiiki said.

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