KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
The Ugandan military on Tuesday said it had
beefed up security on the border with South Sudan after weekend
clashes left over 19 people dead.
Karemire, the Ugandan military spokesperson told Xinhua in an
interview that security has been enhanced at Kaya border to
ensure the South Sudan warring parties do not cross into Uganda
without being detected.
“We have intensified
our security and intelligence at the border with South Sudan as
we continue to follow and monitor the latest clashes in the
country,” said Karemire.
“We shall continue
to screen all the people fleeing from South Sudan into Uganda.
We are interested in knowing the government and oppositions
fighters who might want to cross,” he added.
According to the
South Sudan government, the clashes on Saturday between
government troops and the rebels left 19 people dead, including
an American journalist.
Thousands of South
Sudan refugees continue to cross into Uganda after fighting
erupted in December 2013.
Karemire said the
military will continue to allow in refugees.
Over 1 million South
Sudan refugees have crossed into Uganda, according to new
figures by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.