| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Militants linked to Daesh kill 25 in attack on Ugandan school — police

On Saturday, Ugandan police reported that militants affiliated with Daesh (ISIS) conducted a terrorist attack on a school in western Uganda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The attack resulted in the tragic loss of 25 lives.
Members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan group based in eastern Congo that has pledged allegiance to Daesh, attacked Lhubirira secondary school in Mpondwe, burning a dormitory and looting food late on Friday, police said.
“So far 25 bodies have been recovered from the school and transferred to Bwera Hospital. Also recovered are eight victims, who remain in critical condition at Bwera Hospital,” Ugandan police said on Twitter.
Police did not say how many of the dead were school children.
Soldiers were pursuing the attackers who fled toward Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police added.
In April, the ADF attacked a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 20 people.
Uganda has sent troops into Congo to help fight the ADF.

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