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Ugandan military captures extremist commander responsible for tourist killings

A Ugandan military spokesperson says troops have captured a commander of an extremist group whose fighters are accused of killing two tourists last month.

Col. Deo Akiiki said Wednesday that a senior commander with the Allied Democratic Forces, a rebel whose nom de guerre is Njovu, was in military custody.

Njovu was captured during an exchange of fire on Lake Edward on Uganda’s border with Congo. An unknown number of rebels drowned or were shot in the fighting Tuesday night, according to Akiiki.

The ADF occasionally conducts cross-border attacks. In one attack in June, the group was accused of massacring at least 41 people, most of them students, in a raid on a Ugandan community near the border.

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