A British man and his South African wife were murdered in an attack by suspected Islamist rebels while on a honeymoon in Uganda.
The newlywed’s murder happened on Tuesday evening while on their honeymoon on a road in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The national park is a remote area of the Southwestern part of Uganda near the border with Congo.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni promised to hunt down the murderers.
Posting on X, he said: “It was a cowardly act on the part of the terrorists attacking innocent civilians and tragic for the couple who were newlyweds and visiting Uganda on their honeymoon.
“Of course, these terrorists will pay with their own wretched lives.”
Police said they were “aggressively pursuing” the rebels after “the three were killed, and their safari vehicle burnt”.
The ADF was formed in Uganda, but has now moved across the border and is accused of multiple attacks on civilians.
In June, the ADF was accused of killing at least 41 people, mostly students, in a remote Ugandan community close to the border.
However, attacks in and around national parks are not common because specialist police units are deployed in those regions.
The ADF opposes the rule of President Yoweri Museveni, the leader of Uganda since 1986 and a US ally.
Uganda and Congo launched a ground and air operation against them in December 2021, and Ugandan authorities said that they have killed more than 560 fighters.
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