11 suspected ADF rebels killed on Lake Edward

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At least 11 suspected terrorists have been shot dead by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), including a gang that recently killed two visitors in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The UPDF said that the shooters were associated with the rebel organization known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which has bases of operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Suspected ADF fighters killed South African Celia Geyer, David Barlow, a UK national, and their tour guide Eric Aryayi inside Queen Elizabeth National Park last month.

Since then, Special Forces Command (SFC) and the UPDF have been searching for murderers.

It has come to light that UPDF Marine, SFC, and Mountain Brigade deliberately positioned at Kayanja Landing Site near Lake Edward by building on intelligence.

At around 7 pm, a boat carrying the suspected killers perhaps fleeing back to DRC was cornered with heavy fire leaving 11 of the suspects dead.

“It is true that some ADF terrorists whom we have been tracking since they attacked our tourists were finally got on their boat and a number of them were killed in a very well intelligence-led operation,” UPDF Deputy Spokesperson Col Deo Akiiki said.

The operations that led to the killers were commanded by Col Saula and Col Jet commanding the UPDF Marine and mountain brigade respectively.

“An intelligence-led operation saw a number of them perish under the 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,” Col Akiiki added.