LRA rebels step up attacks, abduct children in C.Africa: UN

Soldiers of the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) patrol in the northerneastern part of the Central African Republic to secure the area from rebel groups' possible attacks, on June 25, 2014The rebel Lord’s Resistance Army is stepping up attacks, expanding into new areas and abducting more children in the Central African Republic, a UN envoy said Wednesday. The LRA “appears now to be deviating from what had been for a certain period of time a low-profile posture,” Abdoulaye Bathily told the UN Security Council. Attacks in the Central African Republic have increased in the first three months of the year, with 42 incidents, six deaths and 252 abductions, according to a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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