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Uganda: Rebels suspected in alleged church deaths

Uganda: Rebels suspected in alleged church deaths

Uganda's army says rebels are suspected in the deaths of 45 civilians in a Catholic church the day after Christmas. The report of the church deaths could not be independently confirmed.
Uganda's military spokesman, Capt. Chris Magezi, said Monday that survivors and witnesses described a massacre at a church in remote eastern Congo, where the rebels have bases. A rebel spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army has been waging a vicious insurgency for 20 years that has spilled from northern Uganda into eastern Congo and southern Sudan.
The three countries' militaries recently launched an offensive to root out the rebels.