Four people have been killed and 12 others injured after Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels ambushed a bus in Gulu District, in the north of the country, Radio Uganda reported on Monday. The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) 4th Division spokesman, Captain Salim Magara, was quoted as saying that 10 rebels ambushed the bus on the Gulu to Atiak road, between Pabbo and Awere. This was the first reported LRA attack in Gulu District since a local peace initiative spearheaded by Gulu Commissioner Walter Ochora began in June, the report stated. Magara said the UPDF was in “hot pursuit” of the rebel group.
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