Death toll from terrorist attack on Ugandan school rises to 41

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The death toll from a terrorist attack by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels on a school in Uganda’s southwestern Kasese district has risen to 41, media reported on Saturday.

The terrorist attack on Lhubirira secondary school in the city of Mpondwe has claimed the lives of 41 people, including 17 pupils who died in the bomb blast, the NTV Uganda broadcaster reported.

The report added that two local residents died as a result of the terrorist act.

Earlier in the day, Ugandan police said the attack had killed at least 25 people and injured eight, who were hospitalized in critical condition. Uganda’s armed forces and police continue to pursue the attackers, police said.

Founded in 1995, the ADF operates in both the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, where it is listed as a terrorist organization. The United Nations accuses the ADF of killing hundreds of civilians since 2014. The ADF has close ties to the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia).

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