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Eight abducted tourists killed, six freed

Eight tourists taken hostage by suspected Rwandan Interahamwe based in DRC were killed today in a shootout between their abductors and Ugandan security forces, according to various media reports. Six others were freed. The dead are four Britons, two New Zealanders and two US nationals.

The tourists had been abducted on Sunday in the Bwindi national park in south-western Uganda, which is close to the DRC border.
Early on in the abduction, a number of tourists were released, including France’s deputy ambassador to Uganda and other French nationals.

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