Soldiers from Uganda have successfully ended the lives of not less than 11 militants. These militants were responsible for killing two tourists and their tour guide at Queen Elizabeth National Park last month. This information was shared by a spokesperson from the army.
A British man named David Barlow and his South African wife, Emmaretia Geyer, were killed while on their honeymoon when they were shot by a group called the Allied Democratic Forces.
Ugandan tour guide Eric Alyai, who is survived by his wife and one-year-old child, was also killed in the attack.
The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) quickly started a big operation to find the militants.
According to UPDF spokesperson Lt Col Deo Akiiki, the people who carried out the attack on Tuesday night near Lake Edward, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, were shot and killed.
Please understand, this individual was involved in the group that caused harm to the tourists. “We are still working to eliminate all the smaller groups associated with ADF,” he said.
ADF is a rebel group connected to Islamic State. They are based in western Uganda, but they mostly do their activities in the eastern region of DR Congo.
In June, fighters from ADF attacked a school in Uganda without warning and sadly, 41 children lost their lives.