Assailants stormed the car of two tourists from the United Kingdom and South Africa, together with their Ugandan guide, in the vicinity of a national park in southwestern Uganda.
The UK Guardian quoted Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) spokesperson Bashir Hangi as saying that the car the party was travelling in just outside Queen Elizabeth National Park, was set on fire by the assailants.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most well-known conservation areas in the country and it is situated in a rural area near the border with the DRC.
The "cowardly terrorist act" was carried out by hardline rebels often headquartered in the eastern region of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a statement by police spokesperson Fred Enanga seen by The UK Guardian.
He said that the security forces quickly reacted to the intelligence and are pursuing the alleged Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels vigorously.
Originating in Uganda, the ADF is a clandestine rebel organisation whose members presently operate in a lawless region of eastern DRC.