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LRA commander 'captured'


Uganda says it has captured a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) at a national park in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

An army spokesman said Thomas Kwoyelo, believed to be LRA fourth-in-command, was seized in fighting on Tuesday.

Last year, the LRA leader refused to sign a final peace deal thrashed out at two years of talks in neighbouring South Sudan prompting the Ugandan military to lead the latest offensive.

Captain Kiconco Tabaro of the Ugandan army described Mr Kwoyelo's capture as a big achievement.


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