Tuesday, October 27, 2009
LRA attacks Darfuri refugee camp in Southern Sudan
Sun, 25 Oct 2009 03:08:59 GMT
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The LRA is one of the world's most brutal guerrilla movements.
Ugandan rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army have attacked a camp for Darfur displaced persons in south Sudan, killing at least five people and wounding several others.
A Sudanese army spokesman confirmed on Saturday that the attack happened in Western Bahr al-Ghazal state, which has a long border with Darfur.
"The attack happened on the 21st (of October) ... targeting the displaced people from Darfur in a camp," the Reuters news agency quoted Kuol Diem Kuol as saying.
Military sources said three police guarding the camp and two Darfuris were killed in the attack.
The attackers from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) also abducted a number of people in the region during the ambush.
The LRA rebels, in desperate need of supplies, often raid southern Sudanese border villages.
The LRA became active in northern Uganda in 1988 and is categorized as one of the most brutal guerrilla movements in the world.
It is currently engaged in an armed rebellion against Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and some other African governments in what is now one of Africa's longest-running conflicts.
The movement, led by its ruthless leader Joseph Kony, is spread out in Congo, south Sudan, and the Central African Republic.