Uganda opposition attacks offices of ruling party
Kampala, Uganda — Gunmen attacked the headquarters of President Milton Obote's ruling party Wednesday just hours after explosions cut off electricity to much of Uganda and put the official radio off the air. A spokesman for the clandestine Uganda Freedom Movement, which launched a series of attacks on Kampala police stations in January, later claimed responsibility.
"These attacks are a message to Obote and all the world that we are ready to resist dictatorship," a spokesman added. Since President Obote was restored to power after general elections in December, several dissident groups have declared their armed opposition to the government.