Operation Shujaa: Two UPDF soldiers die in DRC due to personal mistakes, says UPDF spokesperson

BY: Eyalama In News On

Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has registered two fatalities under Operation Shujaa where UPDF and Congolese forces are pursuing the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

According to the UPDF spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso, the two soldiers did not die of enemy fire but rather made an operation error while handling weapons.

“Two soldiers have died due to personal mistakes,” said Byekwaso.

Meanwhile, the joint UPDF, FARDC forces captured the much revered ADF ‘Kambi ya Yua’ Camp.

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The camp is located in Virunga Forest in Eastern D.R Congo and according to Byekwaso, the camp was used to launch terror attacks against Ugandans and Congolese people as it is estimated to have accommodated over 600 ADF/ISCAP terrorists and their families.

The camp was captured with limited enemy resistance and there was no effect on the joint forces.

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The camp was a host to military training and Islamic radicalization activities as evidenced by the literature found, bomb-making materials, one damaged Laptop computer, 129 live rounds of PK machine gun loaded in their chain, 155 live rounds of Submachine gun ammunition, three solar panels and enemy strength registers.

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