Friday, 3 August 2012

Fighting at DR Congo border, refugee influx into Kasese

Hundreds of refugees are crossing into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following heavy artillery from the Congolese side this morning. The Mai Mai rebels attacked the Congolese towns of Lubiriha and Kasindi Thursday night and the fighting has gone on till Friday morning. The UPDF spokesperson of the 2nd Division Capt. Peter Mugisa said on phone that correspondences with their Congolese counterparts indicate that the rebels who attacked the border towns of Lubiriha and Kasindi are of the Mai Mai militia that fights in eastern DR Congo. “We have corresponded with the commanders the other side (DRC) and they say the Mai Mai rebels attacked the two towns over night”. said Capt.Peter Mugisa.