By Kyamanduma Patrick,
The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF has said it is currently on the pursuit for the assailants who killed two tourists and their driver in Queen Elizabeth National Park yesterday.
According to the army spokesperson, Brig Felix Kulayigye, said following the incident, a hunt for the assailants has kicked off.
The attack happened at about 6:40 p.m. near Lake Nyamununka along the Kasese-Katwe road, when attackers torched a vehicle belonging to Gorilla and Wildlife Safaris, just outside Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The deceased include tourists from the UK and South Africa and their Ugandan guide. Brig. Kulayigya one speaking….
Army spokesperson Brig Felix Kulayigye says that a joint team of UPDF, Uganda Police Force and Uganda Wildlife Authority personnel have been deployed to track down the attackers.
He noted that these isolated cases are used by ADF as a tactic to divert the UPDF who are pursuing them in DRC.Brig.Kulayigya two speaking…
President Museveni had in an earlier statement today said the UPDF has changed tactics used in hunting down the rebels behind the attack.
The president noted that the Ugandan army has been using one form of tracking these fugitive groups from Congo by following their tracks but said more reliable ways of tracking them have been discussed and will be applied.
Museveni revealed that the two foreign tourists killed by suspected terrorists were newlyweds on honeymoon. He asked tourists not to cancel visits and bookings to Uganda’s national parks over the isolated incident. END.