Friday, August 3, 2007

Congo Army 'Attacks Uganda Barge'

Congolese men in military uniforms have attacked a barge anchored in Lake Albert in western Uganda, killing one person, Uganda's army says.

The barge is owned by Canadian oil company Heritage and was being used to carry out oil exploration in the lake.

A Congolese commander this afternoon confirmed the incident to the BBC but said the Ugandans fired first.

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