Army Fights Rebels After Civilian Deaths

From Times Wire Reports

Rebels in northern Uganda ambushed a civilian truck whose passengers included schoolchildren and killed seven people, prompting an army counterattack that left three rebels dead, officials said.

Guerrillas from the Lord’s Resistance Army staged the attack near Kalongo, 235 miles north of Kampala, said lawmaker Morris Ogenga-Latigo. He said three children and four men died.

More than 1.5 million people have been driven from their homes by fighting, the United Nations says.