The Uganda people’s Defence Forces – UPDF has Tuesday launched air and artillery strikes on Allied Democratic Forces – ADF camps in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC.
This was revealed by UPDF spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso in a post made on her Twitter timeline on Tuesday morning.
“This morning, we have launched joint air and artillery strikes against ADF camps with our Congolese allies,” Byekwaso posted.
The attacks focused on ADF bases in North Kivu, Eastern DRC.
The development comes a few days after Congolese President Felix Tshisekendi gave Uganda a green light to launch offensive against the ADF in Congo.
The ADF has been linked to the four recent bombings that exploded in Kampala killing 10 people and leaving scores injured.
Although some of the bombings however have been claimed by the Islamic State, a number of suspected ADF organizers in Uganda have been arrested while others were shot dead.
UPDF was last in Congo in 2019 where they launched a string of attacks against the ISIS linked ADF.