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Interahamwe accused of attacking border town

Interahamwe militiamen attacked the southwest Ugandan border town of Ishasha on the evening of 17 February, killing two people, ‘The New Vision’ newspaper in Uganda reported on Friday. The report quotes Ugandan security officials as saying the attackers numbered 50 to 100 and that many of them were armed with AK-47 rifles. Ishasha is located just north of the Congolese town of Rutshuru, where, according to humanitarian officials, attacks by the Interahamwe and Mayi Mayi have been reported in recent weeks.

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