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Congo troops 'flee into Uganda' after rebel clashes

By -BBC | July 6th 2012

Congolese soldiers have fled into Uganda following clashes with rebels, residents of the border town of Bunagana have told the BBC.

Several Bunagana inhabitants said that many soldiers had crossed the border, where they had been disarmed by Uganda's security forces.

The rebels are believed to have seized control of the Congolese side of the town, which is shared with Uganda.

Bosco Ntaganda's rebels took up arms in Democratic Republic of Congo in April.

They defected from the army after pressure increased on the government to arrest Gen Ntaganda, who is accused of war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

Security sources have told the BBC's Ignatius Bahizi in Uganda that the M23 rebels control a 15km- (10 mile) stretch of the border running south from the Virunga National Park.

The Bunagana residents say the Congolese soldiers have been moved to the town of Kisoro, which is about 80km from the border.


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