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UPDF Kill 11 Seleka Fighters in Deadly CAR Gun Battle


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Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda who is in CAR, told Chimpreports that a Colonel who has been commanding operations of the ousted Seleka movement was also killed in action.

“The Seleka men first attacked our positions on Sunday and injured our solider who later died,” said Ankunda.

“On Monday morning, Seleka again attacked our squad in the same area of Nzako. 11 Seleka fighters including a Colonel who has been the overall commander in that sector were killed in the battle,” he added.

UPDF also recovered five Sub machine guns, two machine guns; one 60 mm, a motar with shells and a satellite phone.

Ankunda said a captured Seleka fighter at the rank of Captain “was released to go and tell the rest of Seleka never ever to play with UPDF.”

The latest developments come at a time of heightened fears that LRA are trying to mobilise to launch fresh attacks in Central African Republic (CAR).

Squads of Special Forces and regular troops are based in CAR where they have been hunting down LRA leader Joseph Kony and his bandits.

Several LRA commanders have in recent months surrendered to UPDF.

The Seleka movement captured power in 2012 after a rebel offensive swept through Bangui before toppling President Francis Bozize.

The Islam movement’s seizure of power in CAR sparked off a religious strife, with Muslims carrying out attacks on Christians and burning their homes.

Majority Christians responded by forming squads to respond to the Muslim attacks thus plunging the poor nation into turmoil.

This compelled regional leaders to pile pressure on the Seleka leadership to abdicate power and head into exile.

Reports that Seleka are now attacking UPDF will be a shock to many.

Ankunda said Seleka fighters have been “forcing civilians to give food and medicine to LRA.”

He further pointed out that Seleka have been giving bullets to LRA in exchange for minerals and ivory and also stopping LRA defectors.

“They (Seleka) are in bed with our enemy. But we taught them a lesson never to attack UPDF again.”


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