The UPDF has successfully neutralized a group of suspected terrorists, including those responsible for the recent killing of tourists in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
This operation, initiated on October 17, was conducted near the Uganda-DR Congo border, approximately 360km from Kampala city.
The armed individuals were affiliated with the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel organization based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On the following day, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, the deputy army spokesperson, reported that a number of ADF members had been located and eliminated during a night operation on Lake Edward, near the Kayanja landing site in Kasese district.
This operation was carried out by UPDF marine units, special forces, and infantry squads from 222 and 301 Brigade, in coordination with intelligence-led efforts. It’s important to note that these individuals were part of the group responsible for the tourist attack, and efforts are ongoing to address other splinter groups associated with ADF.