Monday, November 28, 2016

Police - Tribal Clashes Kill 62 In Uganda

Al Jazeera: At least 62 dead as Uganda moves against tribal king

Police and militia clash after government says King Mumbere's guards were training with separatist group.

The death toll from a weekend of fighting in western Uganda has risen to 62 after clashes between police and a militia loyal to a tribal king, according to regional police.

An initial 55 deaths had been reported on Sunday.

"So far we managed to kill 46 of the royal guards and we also arrested 139 [guards]," regional police spokesman Mansur Suwed told the Reuters news agency.

He said the number of police killed had risen to 16 from 14 after two officers died from their wounds.

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More News On This Weekend's Police - Tribal Clashes That Killed 62 In Uganda

Nurse-turned-king arrested after dozens killed in clashes in Uganda -- CBS/AP
At least 62 killed in Uganda fighting, tribal king Mumbere in custody -- DW
Uganda says 55 police, tribal insurgents killed in clashes -- Reuters
Uganda police arrest Rwenzururu king over deadly clashes -- BBC
Museveni cracks down on Ugandan separatists -- DW

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