Uganda Peoples Defense Forces officials together with Democratic Republic of Congo officials are set to hold bilateral talks over how to handle the ADF Rebels that have kept on frustrating the communities around the Congo Uganda Border.
ADF forces earlier last week had an encounter with the United Nations collateral forces which ended up having a total of seven United Nations peacekeepers killed in Forest filled Beni state, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
While speaking at the presser at the Ministry of Defence headquarters in Mbuya on Wednesday, the UPDF spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire said officials from both camps wlil meet to resolve how to handle the notorious rebel group causing chaos on the border and neighboring communities.
“In days to come we shall be having a meeting with the military leadership to discuss how we can continue working together to deal with this regional menace,” Brig. Karemire said.
According to a UN statement, 6 Malawian and 1 Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed “during joint operations carried out by MONUSCO and FARDC (Congolese forces) against ADF,” adding, “Initial reports indicate that additional peacekeepers were wounded, and another one is missing.”
It further indicated that several FARDC and an unknown number of ADF fighters were also reportedly killed or wounded during the operation