Saturday, January 02, 2010

Ugandan troops killed a top LRA commander in CAR

Ugandan rebel leader killed in Centr.Africa: army
(AFP) – 2 January 2010
KAMPALA — Ugandan troops killed a top commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army in the Central African Republic, a military spokesman said Saturday.

"Bok Abudema was killed north of Ndjema in the Central African Republic on Friday", defence and army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Felix Kulayigye told AFP in Kampala by telephone.

"This was a New Year's gift to Uganda," Kulayigye said. "He was a notorious commander but his life has come to an end."

Kulayige said Abudema was the only casualty of the raid, but two women who had been with him were recovered by the troops.

In November Kulayige said Ugandan special forces had killed another senior commander of the LRA, Okello Kutti, in the Central African Republic near its eastern border with Sudan.

And in September he said the army had captured a top bodyguard of LRA chief Joseph Kony during a similar operation in the same country.

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