Calm Returns to Uganda’s National Park After Deadly Attack On Tourists


Calm and normalcy have returned to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda following a deadly attack in the park area, Bashir Hangi, the spokesman for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), said on Saturday.

Two foreign tourists and their Ugandan guide were killed after their safari vehicle was attacked in the park area by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels on Oct. 17.

“The situation in Queen Elizabeth National Park has been back to normal. We have beefed up security patrols to ensure that all people who come to the park are safe,” Hangi, who was on fieldwork in Queen Elizabeth National Park, told Xinhua by phone.

The ADF, which is a branch of the Islamic State in Central Africa, is a Ugandan rebel group that is holed up in the jungles of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Ugandan troops, in cooperation with their DRC counterparts, have been jointly combating the rebel group since November 2021.

Source : XinHua