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Ugandan rebel soldiers target aid operations after indictment of their leaders

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1164
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Humanitarian operations in south Sudan and northern Uganda are being jeopardised by attacks on aid workers. Last week a consortium of 50 agencies appealed to the UN Security Council for protection after a series of murders by Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)—a shadowy group of northern Ugandan rebels led by the charismatic Joseph Kony and whose numbers largely consist of abducted children.

    On 26 October two local aid workers working for international organisations were killed in northern Uganda. On 31 October two aid workers who were employed to remove landmines were ambushed and killed in southern Sudan. On 5 November …

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