UPDF Recovers Grenade Launchers from ADF


The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), in a joint operation with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC), yesterday recovered a cache of weapons belonging to the Allied Democratic Force (ADF) rebels.

The weapons were found in Sector 3 near River Taliha Bridge in North Kivu Province, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

During the intelligence-led operation conducted by the joint forces, 1 (60 mm) mortar, two rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) launchers, one RPG shell, one submachine gun (SMG), seven rounds of PKM, and one round of SMGs were recovered.

The weapons are believed to have been hidden by the running rebels mid-last year when they were flashed out of Mwalika Valley by the joint forces and scattered northwest of the Beni Komanda road in Ituri province.

Relatedly, one ADF terrorist was put out of action (POA), and one SMG recovered on 7 May 2024 by the joint forces in the general areas of Masizi,10 km northwest of Boga- in Ituri province, in Sector 2 under Colonel Jackson Kayanja.

The joint forces continue to pursue the ADF terrorists in all four sectors where the joint forces are operating.

SHARED BY: Major Bilal Katamba
Public Information Officer
UPDF Mountain Division/Operation Shujaa

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