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Uganda’s LRA rebels kill seven Sudanese: report

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KHARTOUM, Dec 11 (AFP) — Fighters of the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have killed seven Sudanese in an attack on a village in southern Sudan, a newspaper reported Saturday.

The independent English-language Khartoum Monitor said the LRA on Friday attacked Rajaf village in Bahr el-Jebel State, killing seven, injuring eight and abducting four other villagers.

The Ugandan rebels also rustled cows and goats from the village, it said, adding that the injured were in critical condition according to the hospital in the state capital of Juba.

The LRA in neighbouring Uganda has been fighting government forces since 1988 to replace President Yoweri Museveni’s secular government with one based on the biblical Ten Commandments.

But the rebel force is best known for brutality against civilians.

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