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Rebels Seize Part of Kampala

January 24, 1986|United Press International

KAMPALA, Uganda — Rebel forces seized control of parts of the capital today in fierce house-to-house fighting with government troops, and Western diplomats said Kampala was on the brink of falling to the insurgents.

"I think we will have a change in government soon," one diplomat said. By nightfall, the National Resistance Army guerrillas opposing the regime of Gen. Tito Okello had managed to silence the transmitters of Radio Uganda--the east African country's national radio--but failed to dislodge all government units in the downtown area after a full day of fighting.

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