Uganda detain M23 rebels travelling to DR Congo

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Ugandan security forces detained more than 100 former M23 rebels trying to reach neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on Thursday.

“Uganda Security intercepted four vehicles at Mbarara carrying 101 former M23 combatants on their way to Democratic Republic of Congo,” spokesman Ofwono Opondo said in a statement, referring to a town in west Uganda.



He said the former fighters had been detained after they were caught trying to disguise who they were.