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Government Says Rebels Killed More Than 100

November 11, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Rebels in northern Uganda have killed more than 100 civilians during five days of raids, the head of the regional government charged. The Lord's Resistance Army has been raiding villages in Lira district daily, and more than 100 bodies have been found, Franco Ojur, the district chairman, said by telephone.

Lt. Chris Magezi, an army spokesman based in Lira, 170 miles north of the capital city of Kampala, said he could confirm only about 40 deaths.

More than 3,000 people have abandoned their homes and fled on foot to the district headquarters for protection, humanitarian groups said.

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