June 18, 2024
41 Killed In ‘Brutal’ Uganda School Attack
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41 Killed In ‘Brutal’ Uganda School Attack

Grieving families buried their dead in western Uganda yesterday, while others searched desperately for missing loved ones after militants killed dozens of students in a “brutal” school attack.

Officials say at least 41 people, mostly students, were massacred Friday in the worst attack of its kind in Uganda since 2010.

Victims were hacked, shot and burned in the late-night raid on Lhubiriha Secondary School in Mpondwe, which is less than two kilometres from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ugandan authorities have blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a militia based in DR Congo, and are pursuing the attackers who fled back toward the border with six abductees.

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Speaking about the attack, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni says the perpertrators will be hunted, in his own words, “into extinction”. The government said Sunday it would assist with funeral arrangements and support the injured.

Pope Francis also offered a prayer on Sunday for the student victims of the brutal attack that has shocked Uganda and drawn condemnation from around the globe.

Seventeen victims were burned beyond recognition when the attackers set a dormitory ablaze, frustrating efforts to identify the dead and account for the missing.

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