Uganda says it launched joint raids with DRC against ADF | News

Military spokesperson says ‘joint air and artillery raids’ targeted the Allied Democratic Forces armed group.

The Ugandan military has said it launched joint air and artillery raids with forces from neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group.

“This morning, we have launched joint air and artillery strikes against ADF camps with our Congolese allies,” a spokesperson for the Uganda People’s Defence Force said in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

Ugandan authorities have blamed the ADF for deadly suicide bombings in the capital, Kampala, earlier this month. The armed group has been accused of carrying out dozens of attacks in eastern DRC.

There was no immediate comment by the Congolese authorities.

More to follow.

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