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Clash between army, 'tribal gunmen' leaves 65 dead in Uganda

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At least 65 people have been killed in clashes between tribal gunmen and Ugandan government troops in the west of the country near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday. 

A picture shows the Rwenzori mountain range on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on March 8, 2014

It was not immediately clear what sparked and who was behind the violence, but the region has been hit by recent communal violence between Christians and Muslims, and is also an area where an Islamist rebel group is known to operate.

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