Ugandan official says more than 100 refugees have fled eastern Congo violence

Posted July 25, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 2,586 views


KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Police say more than 100 people have fled into Uganda after a military operation in volatile eastern Congo.

Kisoro district commander Rauben Wansiima says 119 people have been counted in the border region on Monday. He says Congolese and Rwandan troops are participating in a joint operation to rout rebels from eastern Congo.

He says 70 of the refugees are children and that those who have fled will be taken to designated camps.

Eastern Congo has long been wracked by violence from a myriad of rebel groups, including some that are based in neighboring Rwanda and Uganda.

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