8 LRA rebels killed in Pader Battles

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8 rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have been shot dead in a series of battle engagements with the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) in Pader district.

The rebels were killed during a track and destroy operation mounted by the UPDF 5th Infantry Division in Pader.

Northertn army spokesman Lt. Magezi said 2 other rebel fighters have surrendered to government forces, and the army captured 7 sub machine guns, 12 loaded magazines and a solar panel.

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Magezi said two UPDF soldiers were injured in the operations.

The operation is continuing in the areas of Agago County, Kalongo and Goma hills in Aruu County, Pader district.