Twenty-five people were killed in a "terrorist attack" on a school in western Uganda by Islamic State-linked Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) fighters, a police spokesperson said today.
"So far 41 bodies have been recovered from the school and transferred to Bwera Hospital", spokesperson Fred Enanga said of the overnight attack that occurred near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the attack on the school, the dormitory was burned and the food store was looted.
"Also recovered are eight victims, who remain in critical condition at Bwera hospital," the police spokesman said.
He also said soldiers were in pursuit of the attackers, who fled towards Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The ADF, which first emerged in Uganda, established itself in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1990s. The organization pledged allegiance to the terrorist organization DAESH in 2019.
Uganda had previously sent troops to the DRC to fight against the ADF.
In April, ADF forces attacked a village in eastern DRC, killing at least 2 people.
Source: AFP - Ihlas News Agency