Congo okays joint operation with Uganda against Islamist militia, sources say

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  • Monday, 29 Nov 2021

FILE PHOTO: Congo's President Felix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has agreed to a joint operation with Uganda's army against Islamist rebels accused of suicide bombings in Kampala this month, two diplomatic sources said.

The Islamic State said their local affiliate, known as the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), were behind a Nov. 16 attack which killed seven people, including the three bombers, and injured dozens more.

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