Uganda: October 7, 2003


The Ugandan government reported ten people died in three different firefights. The big shootout was in Wangduku (Pader district, north Uganda) on October 5. Four LRA thugs died along with two government troops. Another two LRA thugs were killed near Lapanya Hill (same district). On October 4 two LRA thugs died in a firefight near Awere. On October 7 the Ugandan Army reported that its troops rescued at least 145 civilians (most of them children) who had been abducted by the LRA. The civilians had been kidnapped in various LRA operations between October 1 and October 7. The kidnappings occurred in the Lango, Acholi, and Teso regions. Another 22 of the civilians were freed after the firefight in Wangduku October 5.




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