Uganda

Ugandan rebels kill at least 10 in ambush

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Kampala (dpa) - Lord's Resistance Army rebels fired shells at a truck in a northern Ugandan village killing 10 and injuring 10, a military spokesman said Monday.

A relief worker with OXFAM, Kathy Relleen, said the number of dead and injured, from the attack Sunday in Paroga, about 480 kilometres from Kampala, could be much higher.

"Yes, these people were going to a market and the LRA ambushed their vehicle. It was at 11.00 am on Sunday,'' a military spokesman, Shaban Bantariza, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

The LRA have been fighting a 19 year-rebellion in the region. Thousands have been killed, maimed or abducted for forced conscription into rebel ranks.

The truck burnt out during the ambush. dpa hw pb

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