The UPDF Mountain Division public information officer, Maj Bilal Katamba, said the UPDF in a joint operation with the Congolese army attacked the ADF base at 10:30am where they killed the 20 rebels South West of River Lusulubi and near River Semliki.
“In the battle, the joint force was able to put 20 terrorists out of action. We also recovered mobile phones that we believe will be useful for us to get more information about the terror group.” Maj Katamba said.
In the fight, the army said one of the UPDF soldiers was killed.
In 2021, the UPDF entered the DR Cong to hunt for the ADF rebels after terror attacks in Kampala City and towns in the central region. This was allegedly carried out by the same group. They left at least 10 people dead and dozens injured.
According to the Defence Ministry, since Operation Shujaa commenced, more than 400 rebels have been killed. From this, several areas liberated from the control of the group.
Maj Katamba said the hunt for the rebels has intensified and urged those that are still in hiding to come out and surrender to save their lives.
“They should surrender to our detachments. They would be handled well. We don’t have the intention of harming those who will surrender. We shall welcome them,” he said.
“If they don’t surrender, we shall continue with the operation until Congo is peaceful.”
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