UPDF Intercepts Group Responsible for Tourist Killings in Queen Elizabeth, Many Neutralized

UPDF Soldiers. PHOTO/COURTESY

Kasese District | THE BLACK EXAMINER | The Ugandan military has successfully intercepted a group of ADF fighters responsible for the recent killing of two tourists and their Ugandan driver. According to Deputy Defence Spokesperson Col. Deo Akiiki, this group was located near Lake Edward last night.

“Some ADF terrorists we’ve been tracking since the tourist attack were apprehended, and a number of them were neutralized near Lake Edward, close to Kayanja Landing site in Kasese district,” Col. Akiiki reported in a brief statement.

The attack on a vacationing couple last month, suspected to be the work of ADF rebels turned terrorists, resulted in their tragic deaths and the destruction of their vehicle inside Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Security forces initiated a hunt for the assailants, and an intelligence-led operation, involving UPDF Marine, Special Forces, and 222 and 301 Brigade Infantry units, conducted a well-coordinated night operation that incapacitated a significant number of the rebels.

Col. Akiiki emphasized that this group was responsible for the tourists’ deaths and that efforts are ongoing to eliminate all ADF splinter groups.

President Museveni had previously warned that those responsible for terrorist acts would face severe consequences, and the UPDF had committed its capabilities to tracking down the attackers.

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