• Short Summary

    Pressmen were taken on Thursday (26 August) to Mutukala, a village divided by the Uganda-Tanzanian border, where fighting has been reported between Tanzania and Ugandan troops earlier this week.

  • Description

    Pressmen were taken on Thursday (26 August) to Mutukala, a village divided by the Uganda-Tanzanian border, where fighting has been reported between Tanzania and Ugandan troops earlier this week. The pressmen were taken there by Ugandan army officers.

    A Ugandan army spokesmen said the incident began when four unarmed Ugandan soldiers fetching water more than a half a mile inside Uganda were tricked into giving themselves up by a Tanzanian commando unit. He said that the Tanzanians then advanced into Ugandan territory and mortared the village. Most of the shells landed in open ground, but some hit the village.

    President Idi Amin of Uganda said on Thursday that he had no intention of mounting an offensive against Tanzania.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABWZ2YPA82ENZU35CUVUB1FR2Z
    Media URN:
    VLVABWZ2YPA82ENZU35CUVUB1FR2Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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