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/ 12 October 2006

Feared Ugandan rebels emerge warily from bush

Just two steps into the tall grass and jungle at Ri-Kwangba, a remote border outpost, and the dreadlocked gunmen clad in worn camouflage merge into the leafy forest — invisible, protected and feared. For nearly 20 years, Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels have relied on standard guerrilla techniques to wreak havoc and destruction across war-torn northern Uganda, staging quick and lethal raids before disappearing into the bush.