The ADF has carried out a number of assaults in Uganda and neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo within the final decade.
At the least 5 individuals had been killed, together with an area chief, after suspected rebels from an armed group allied to ISIL (ISIS) attacked an space in western Uganda late on Monday, the world legislator informed Reuters on Tuesday.
On Monday, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked Kyabandara parish in Kamwenge district in Western Uganda at about 10pm (19:00 GMT), the lawmaker, Cuthbert Abigaba, mentioned.
The attackers then killed an area councillor whom they present in a small roadside restaurant she operated alongside 4 of her shoppers who had simply sat down for a meal, Abigaba mentioned.
“After the killing, they burnt the restaurant and in addition proceeded and looted objects from close by retailers earlier than fleeing,” he mentioned.
The deputy spokesperson for Uganda’s army, Deo Akiiki, confirmed the assault and mentioned they might give particulars later.
The ADF was shaped as an anti-Kampala insurgent group within the mid-Nineteen Nineties and initially battled the federal government of President Yoweri Museveni from bases within the Rwenzori mountains.
After its formation, the group was ultimately routed by the Ugandan military, with remnants fleeing into japanese Democratic Republic of the Congo the place they’ve since orchestrated lethal assaults with 1000’s of casualties within the final decade throughout each nations.
The ADF in 2019 pledged allegiance to ISIL, which has beforehand claimed accountability for a number of the ADF’s assaults.
Uganda launched a floor and air marketing campaign towards the ADF within the DR Congo in 2021. Museveni has mentioned the operation has succeeded in killing a lot of rebels, together with some commanders.
The group has continued to hold out assaults together with on a school in Western Uganda in June through which dozens died and one other that killed two overseas vacationers and their Ugandan tour information.