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Uganda ‘Launches Airstrikes’ Against ADF Rebels

Ugandan authorities blame the ADF, which is affiliated to so-called Islamic State, for a series of bomb attacks in the country since October.

The Ugandan army has launched joint air and artillery strikes against the rebel group the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda People’s Defence Forces Spokesperson Brigadier General Flavia Byekwaso has confirmed this via her official twitter account.

She said that the operations were carried out with Congolese allies, against ADF camps, but did not give further details on the areas they have been conducted.

Ugandan authorities blame the ADF, which is affiliated to so-called Islamic State, for a series of bomb attacks in the country since October.

Two weeks ago, IS claimed responsibility for twin bombings just outside the capital Kampala’s central police station and near parliament.

At least five civilians have been killed in these bombings, some of which were suicide attacks, according to the Ugandan police.