LRA Rebel Fighter Killed in Gulu Battle

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A fighter with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army has been shot dead in a short battle with Uganda People's Defence Force troops in Gulu district.

Felix Otim was killed last evening in the battle, which took place in Alokolum village located about 40 kilometers south west of Gulu town.

The UPDF 4th Infantry Division Commanding Officer, Brig. Nathan Mugisha, said yesterday the rebel fighter was part of a group that has been terrorizing travelers inside Murchison Falls National Park. He said a few remnant of the group are still hiding in the park.