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Eight Killed, 12 severely injured in fresh attacks in Apaa

At least eight people were burnt to death in fresh attacks in the disputed Apaa area.

Reports indicate that the victims died after the assailants locked their doors before setting the houses they were in on fire.

The identities of those killed in the violent incident were yet to be established by press time.

The attackers numbering about 100 armed with knives and machetes reportedly raided the areas of Oyanga, Acholi and Goro B, between Thursday and Saturday night.

The bodies of the victims have since been retrieved from the bush by the locals.

12 other people were also injured in the attacks.

Richard Okoya, a local resident said the attacks forced hundreds to flee their homes for fear for their lives.

Several attempts to get a comment from Ignatius Dragudu, the Mid-North West Nile Region Police Spokesperson over the matter was futile since he neither picked nor returned our repeated calls.

However, reports indicate that Brig. Gen. Michael Kabango, the 4th Division Army Commander on Saturday morning rushed to the area to assess the security situation.

Caption: Michael Lakony, Amuru District Chairperson check a house burnt during violence attack in Apaa

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