Another 25 bodies found after Uganda clashes

"We recovered 25 bodies from two sub-counties on Monday and a postmortem is being done to establish the facts," Kasese district police commander Sam Odong said.

Another 25 bodies found after Uganda clashes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ugandan police said Tuesday that another 25 bodies had been recovered after weekend fighting in a western kingdom whose tribal monarch is accused of stoking a separatist rebellion, bringing the death toll to 87.

Police had earlier reported 16 police officers and 46 royal guards were killed in the fighting that broke out in the  Rwenzururu kingdom and saw security forces storm the palace to arrest King Charles Wesley Mumbere on Sunday.

Mumbere is accused of backing a militia, allegedly including members of his royal guard, which had launched attacks against Ugandan security forces while agitating for the creation of their own state called the Yiira Republic.

He was charged with murder on Tuesday and remanded in prison, Uganda's judiciary spokesman, Solomon Muyita, said.

AFP

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