Monday, November 4, 2013

Uganda: Museveni orders deployment of armed-forces at border with Democratic Republic of Congo


President Yoweri Museveni has ordered for the deployment of heavily-armed soldiers and tanks at the Uganda border with Democratic Republic of Congo following fresh fights between the DRC Army and the M23 rebels.

During the heavy fighting on Monday morning, the bomb shells landed into Kisoro district injuring several people. At least four people are confirmed dead from the bombshells, several injured and others in critical conditions at Kisoro Referral Hospital. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda also confirmed that several people have been injured by the bombshells.

In response, President Museveni has this afternoon ordered the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala to dispatch 1,000 heavily-armed soldiers and armored tanks to the border with Congo.

The News: … orces-uganda-border/



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