(Bloomberg) -- Uganda launched a military campaign against militants linked to Islamic State operating from a base in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

The East African nation’s government blamed the Allied Democratic Forces for terror attacks over the past five months, including two bombings in the capital, Kampala, on Nov. 16. that left at least seven people dead.

“We have launched joint air and artillery strikes against ADF camps with our Congolese allies,” Ugandan army spokeswoman Flavia Byekwaso said on Twitter.

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