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Lord's Resistance Army takes at least 10 hostages

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Latest update : 2010-02-19

At least ten people have been kidnapped by Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army in south-eastern Central African Republic. According to initial reports, no one was killed in the attacks.

AFP - Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has kidnapped at least 10 people from villages in southeastern Central African Republic, an army source told AFP on Friday.

Initial reports indicated no-one was killed in the attacks on two villages on Monday and Wednesday.

On Monday the LRA attacked the village of Kamandare, 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Dembia, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central Africa military source said.

"They took at least 10 people hostage and ransacked a number of houses," the source said.

"On February 17, the rebels launched another attack, against the village of Gbangomboro, seven kilometres from Dembia, but the villagers had fled following a warning," the source said.
 

Date created : 2010-02-19

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