British aid worker shot and killed by Ugandan rebels in Sudan

Collin Lee, 67, and his wife were traveling from Uganda to the southern Sudanese town of Yei on Saturday when their vehicle was ambushed by the rebels, said Andreas Zetterlund, spokesman for the International Aid Services agency for which Lee worked.

The attack was the second time the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels have targeted aid workers in their 19-year insurgency in northern Uganda that they fight from rear bases in neighboring Sudan.

Lee's wife, who is pregnant, was uninjured in the attack, and apparently recuperating in a hospital in northwestern Uganda.

Ugandan soldiers and troops from the Sudan People's Liberation Army, in control of large areas of southern Sudan, rescued the aid workers and their driver on Sunday.

In October, at least two aid agencies indefinitely suspended their work in northern Uganda after Lord's Resistance Army rebels killed two aid workers in two separate ambushes.

The Lord's Resistance Army is made up of the remnants of a northern rebellion that began after Museveni, a southerner, took power in 1986. They operate from bases in the south of Sudan, which had backed the rebels but is now reconciled with Uganda.

Some rebels fled to eastern Congo in September following pressure from Ugandan troops who have been permitted by Sudanese authorities to pursue them to their rear bases.

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