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Uganda's Army Says Rebels Kill at Least 8 Civilians in Ambush

Uganda's army says rebels have killed at least eight civilians, including a child, in an ambush on a vehicle in the northern district of Lira.

An army spokesman said Thursday that a group of five rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army carried out Tuesday's attack.

Ugandan rebels are notorious for attacking and kidnapping civilians. Their 19-year-old insurgency has devastated northern Uganda and uprooted more than one million people.

The International Criminal Court recently issued arrest warrants for rebel leader Joseph Kony and his top deputies.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.