UPDF Unearth LRA Weapons in Central African Republic

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The LRA has over the decades buried weapons when under pursuit for easier escape, with a hope to return, at a later date, to recover them. However, the UPDF has often discovered the arms caches, while sometimes, the LRA have been chased away too far to return for the arms.

The Uganda People's Defense Force - UPDF has captured 30 pieces of Sub Machine guns and twenty seven AK47 empty magazines suspected to have been buried by the Lords Resistance Army rebels fleeing attacks.

"Considering the fact that the rebels are already experiencing scarcity of arms, this is a big achievement and, no doubt, their combat capacity will never be the same. The LRA demise is in sight," the commander of the Ugandan Contingent in Central Africa, Col Michael Kabango said.

The UPDF is in the Central African Republic as part of the African Union Regional Task Force that is fighting insurgents in the war torn country.

The LRA has over the decades buried weapons when under pursuit for easier escape, with a hope to return, at a later date, to recover them.

However, UPDF spokesman Lt. Col Paddy Ankunda said the UPDF has often discovered the arms caches, while sometimes, the LRA rebels have been chased away too far to return for the arms.

The African Union Regional Task Force was formed in 2012 after the African Union declared the LRA insurgency a regional challenge. The forces have since registered visible achievements against the LRA rebels.