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KASESE SCHOOL ATTACK: Death Toll Raises To 41 As New Details Emerge

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It’s a sad morning and we call call it a black Saturday, this is after the death of Supreme Court Lady justice Mary Stella Arach Amoko who passed away early this morning as announced by the Judiciary.

However, there’s still disturbing news of an attack at Lhubirira Secondary School in Mpondwe in Kasese district just 2kms away from the Congolese Boarder with Uganda by Allied Democratic Forces.

In the morning we reported that 25 Students had been burnt in a hostel at the school, 8 critically injured and are currently undergoing treatment at Bwela hospital and over 30 were abducted as the rebels pushed back to the jungles of Congo towards Virunga National Park inside Congo.


In the new updates, the death toll has now raised to 41 people. These include the 22 Students slaughtered by the attack, 17 students killed by a bomb as the rebels were leaving the school and 2 residents. Authorities are yet to establish the total number of those abducted and the death toll might raise as updates flow in.

In the police statement released earlier in the morning, the rebels also looted a food store at the store, used the abducted students to carry the food and by the time of the statement, Police and Army were doing a hot pursuit of the rebels.

Questions continue flowing in how the rebels beat the intelligence at the boarder lines to raid the school.

UPDF launched a full brown operation against the Allied Democratic Forces in late 2021 after the group claimed responsibility of two city bombs that left 7 people dead. President Museveni in recent addresses has always confirmed how the UPDF under the Shujja Operation alongside the Congolese Army has wiped out the ADF rebels in Congo.

Jamil Mukulu who is said to have been an ADF leader is still caged at Luzira prison after being captured from the neighboring Tanzania in 2015 and is yet to be tried or sentenced by the courts in Uganda.

This attack comes at the backdrop of an attack last month on 26th May 2023 on an African Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) base in Somalia in Buulo-Mareer by Al-Shabaab terrorists. The attack left 54 UPDF soldiers dead, several injured and scores taken as captives.

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