41 warriors killed

KAMPALA - Ugandan troops killed 41 Karamojong warriors last week in a fierce gunbattle after intercepting them stealing hundreds of cattle from a rival tribe.

KAMPALA - Ugandan troops killed 41 Karamojong warriors last week in a fierce gunbattle after intercepting them stealing hundreds of cattle from a rival tribe.

The local Daily Monitor newspaper reported yesterday that the battle took place last Wednesday as warriors from the Jie tribe attacked the neighbouring Dodoth tribe.

Local councillor Akol Nakwang said: "They (the army) have killed many Jie warriors here. We have counted up to 41 and they are still pursuing others."

Uganda's army, the Uganda People's Defence Force, has been trying to disarm Karamoja's cattle-rustling tribes for several years after the warriors exchanged their traditional spears for automatic rifles. - Reuters

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