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UPDF soldier killed in clashes with M23 rebels

A Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldier was shot dead and another injured during a gunfire exchange with suspected M23 rebels in Kisoro District.

The deceased, identified as Lance Corporal David Ochuna and the injured, Private John Jackie Kusuba attached to the UPDF 63 Battalion, were shot as the army and game rangers exchanged gunfire with the rebels.

Fighting erupted on Tuesday when a group of suspected M23 rebels who were crossing to Uganda from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) via Mgahinga Gorilla National Park resisted arrest by game rangers and UPDF.

One suspected M23 rebel fighter was also shot dead in the fight. His body was buried at the Government cemetery in Kisoro Municipality on Thursday.

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