Over 30 folks, largely college students have been killed at a faculty in western Uganda by rebels linked to the Islamic State group.
A press release launched by the Police on Saturday mentioned that the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) carried out the assault on Friday late night time on Lhubiriha Secondary College in Mpondwe.
The well being situation of eight folks remained crucial, mentioned the police.
ADF, a Ugandan group primarily based within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has pledged its allegiance to ISIL (ISIS) group.
Troopers are pursuing the group who fled in the direction of Virunga Nationwide park within the DRC, police added.
“Up to now 25 our bodies have been recovered from the varsity and transferred to Bwera Hospital,” nationwide police spokesperson Fred Enanga mentioned in an announcement on Saturday.
A dormitory on the college was burnt and a meals retailer was looted throughout Friday night time’s assault, he added.
Reportedly, a number of feared to have been kidnapped.
The attackers have fled in the direction of Virunga Nationwide Park-Africa’s oldest and largest nationwide park residence to uncommon species, together with mountain gorillas, BBC reported.
ADF was accused of launching many assaults on the civilians within the current years. Ever since Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, a US safety ally, got here into energy ADF had opposed it.
In June 1998 , 80 college students have been burnt to loss of life of their dormitories in an ADF assault on Kichwamba Technical Institute close to the border of DRC. Over 100 college students have been kidnapped.
The ADF was created in jap Uganda within the Nineteen Nineties and took up arms towards long-serving President, Museveni, alleging authorities persecution of Muslims.
After its defeat by the Ugandan military in 2001, it relocated to the North Kivu province within the DRC.
(With company inputs)