Uganda launches airstrikes against the ADF rebel group

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

Brigadier General Flavia Byekwaso, spokesperson for the Uganda People’s Defence Forces, confirmed this via her official Twitter account.

She stated that the operations were carried out in collaboration with Congolese allies against ADF camps, but she did not elaborate on the locations.

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

IS claimed responsibility for twin bombings two weeks ago near Kampala’s central police station and near parliament.

Five civilians were killed in these bombings, according to Ugandan police, some of which were suicide attacks.

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