The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has confirmed the death of 16 suspected jihadists following an attack in the Kikura Village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRCs) North Kivu province. This follows after the UPDF recently strengthened Military operations against Islamic State (IS)-linked Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) jihadist group activities in the eastern region of the DRC. The Military operation, named Operation Shujaa, is an offensive against ADF rebels in the DRC. UPDF Land Force Commander, Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has stated that 16 ADF jihadists have been neutralised south of the Busunga/Nobili border point. The forces also rescued more than 12 children who had previously been captured by the ADF during the operation.
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